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Sessegnon shines light on City’s defensive qualities

Steven Sessegnon says he is enjoying playing the left-back role as he highlights City’s hardworking defence.

Sessegnon made his fourth start – a third in a row - since returning from injury in Saturday’s 3-0 win away at Birmingham City.

That was City’s tenth clean sheet of the campaign with Sessegnon, a right-back first and foremost, slotting in at the left side of defence.

The Robins were defensively solid and even had the woodwork on their side as the Blues were twice denied by the post, but their defensive work provided the bedrock for City to take charge going forward.

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Sessegnon told Robins TV: “Since I’ve been here the defensive work has been a big thing, so it’s helped me personally. As a team it’s made our football so much easier when you’re defensively solid and then we know we have the pace to go and score goals, create chances and it’s working well.”

He added: “I’m naturally right footed but I’ve played either side since I was young so this wasn’t a big change for me. I have a lot of belief in my weaker foot, I enjoy playing on the left and there’s still the opportunity to cut in on my right. It’s been fun since I’ve come back and played that side.”

Sessegnon returned to the side in February after a hamstring injury in October would rule him out of action. The 20-year-old on loan from Fulham returned to his parent club for initial treatment before he was back on the pitches with City.

That’s now an injury behind him as he eyes a big finish to the season. City have just 10 games of the Sky Bet Championship campaign remaining, starting with Wednesday night’s trip to face Blackburn Rovers (March 17th, 7.45pm KO).

“I’m feeling great,” Sessegnon said. “To come here all I wanted to do was play as many games as I can and do that well. It’s a shame what happened (injury) but now I’m back I want to play as much as I can, the team can win as many games and I can contribute as much as possible.

“We’ll take it game by game. I’m here to contribute and get the team as high up as possible. Whatever happens will happen, but we take t game by game and hope for the best.”

Blackburn Rovers versus City will be streamed live this Wednesday night on Robins TV. The Matchday Show, which costs just £10, starts at 7.15pm.

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