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Interview: ‘We want to give the fans something to shout about’ – King

Andy King has hailed City’s following, with a sold out away end set to roar City on at the Car Leasing Stadium on Tuesday night (August 17th, 8pm KO).

King and his teammates are back on the road for City’s third-consecutive away game in all competitions, with Reading lying in wait.

The midfielder scored in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough with City chasing a first win of the season but he’s adamant the club can turn their early form around as they focus on the positives to their play while learning from mistakes.

🎥 Watch: Andy King's pre-match interview

“I’ve been in the away end for games like Reading as a kid myself so I can’t wait to see them all there,” King told Robins TV.

“The following is brilliant and we want to give them something to shout about. We understand the frustration of recent results…we’re as keen as they are to get points on the board and I’m sure that will happen sooner rather than later,” he said.

“If we look at the first two league games, the goals we conceded have been pretty similar: byline cutbacks and we saw that at Forest Green Rovers as well. It’s something we’re trying to eradicate, we’ve created chances but we need to put them away. The Blackpool game in particular, we should’ve been out of sight and it was disappointing to concede at the end.

“We look back on that and think if we had managed games better we’d be sat here with four points instead of one. It’s a 46-game season and we’re two games in so it’s a long season. I’m absolutely sure we’ll be fine as the season progresses but it’s frustrating we haven’t got more points on the board as we have.”

King headed City level before Boro struck the winner on Saturday

King scored his first club goal on Saturday and while it was mixed emotions come the end of 90 minutes on Teesside, he’s in a good mindset to deliver more over the course of the campaign.

King continued: “It was a really nice moment, at the time it was brilliant to get back to 1-1. It was disappointing we conceded but that’s football. I’d rather have taken the three points than but to score for your boyhood team was a nice feeling and hopefully there’s more to come this season.

“For me I’m loving it being here, being back playing and my body is feeling good. It was my first full pre-season for a couple of years and this is the best I’ve felt for a long time so I’m happy with that.”

Robins TV

As per EFL regulations, the game can be streamed domestically so fans without a ticket can watch all the action unfold live on Robins TV.

The matchday show will begin at 7.30pm, costing £10, and will include a multi-camera production, analysis and commentary.

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