3 4 5

Warwickshire Telegraph - - SPORT -

“But my loy­al­ties now have to be with Coven­try City. It’s my liveli­hood and my liv­ing.

“Don’t get me wrong, I want to see both do well but part of me doesn’t want them to be in the same divi­sion.

“I’ll al­ways cheer on Wal­sall but now I have to turn my at­ten­tions to Coven­try and the peo­ple I work with ev­ery day.

“My heart has al­ways been with Wal­sall but I have to look at the big­ger pic­ture. Coven­try have given me an op­por­tu­nity and Wal­sall never have, so I have to look at that.”

Asked how he thinks the game will go this week­end, he said: “I think it will be tight be­cause Wal­sall are de­cent at home.

“They are con­ced­ing at the mo­ment and I think over the last 10-12 games they have con­ceded two or more goals most games.

“But all that goes out the win­dow and it’s about how you per­form on the day.

“Coven­try have been de­cent on the road and with all their sup­port and fol­low­ing that makes one hell of a dif­fer­ence.”

Marsh ad­mits he al­ready had a soft spot for the Sky Blues even be­fore join­ing the pay­roll.

“I haven’t been sur­prised by the qual­ity in the Coven­try side be­cause I have been com­ing to watch them at the Ri­coh for the last two years through Adi Viveash,” he said.

“His son goes to the games and he gets on well with my son so I’ve watched them and know all about the play­ers. The one thing that Coven­try have got over Wal­sall is the depth of squad.

“Wal­sall’s first 11 are de­cent but if they get a few in­juries they’re in trou­ble. Here they have got top qual­ity play­ers to come in and qual­ity run­ning right through to Chap­lin and Jonno up front.

“It will be in­ter­est­ing on Satur­day but I think Coven­try might have too much for them.”

As for the Amadou Bakayoko co­nun­drum, Marsh is con­fi­dent the former Sad­dlers’ striker who Robins signed for £300,000 in the sum­mer will come good at the Ri­coh Arena.

“I watched the home game against Peter­bor­ough and I told him, ‘go on son,’ just be­fore he went on and set up Conor for the equaliser,” he said.

“He’s a crack­ing lad and that’s what it’s all about, get­ting on, try­ing to do well and hop­ing that he’s done enough to war­rant be­ing on the bench at least in the next game and work­ing to­wards get­ting a start­ing place.

“Baka’s got qual­ity.

“He’s still got a lot to learn but he’s still young and I think he’s go­ing to be a great player.

“If he keeps go­ing on and caus­ing trou­ble then he’s go­ing to be knock­ing on the door.” YOU can play it at www.the­p­ools.com

Play­ers, aged 18 and over, can win big cash prizes by pre­dict­ing the scores of five foot­ball matches.

If you cor­rectly pre­dict the re­sults of five matches in a round then you could win £25,000. How­ever, if you are not so lucky then there is still a pos­si­bil­ity to win £2,000 for pre­dict­ing four games. If more than one per­son bags the prize then it is shared. THE next round of Footie5 is open now. To be in with a chance of win­ning the £25,000 jack­pot get your pre­dic­tions in to­day at the­p­ools.com.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.