Kennedy happy with collective effort

Mark Kennedy has praised the work rate of his players following the 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town.

City kicked off 2023 with a hard-fought point against the Tractor Boys and Kennedy has emphasised that it was a collective effort from his side to continue the unbeaten home run to 12 games.

He said: “I am so proud of the players. We said to them after the game that we are proud to be part of your team. 

“I am so pleased for them and I have to make it clear that it’s not just the players on the pitch, it is a collective group effort.”

More than 10,000 supporters were gathered inside the LNER Stadium for the game and while Kennedy praised the atmosphere generated, he also wanted to pay tribute to a lifelong City supporter who recently lost his life.

He added: “Unfortunately we have lost someone really dear to us from the 617 Squadron who played such a phenomenal part in the support that gets everybody else going.

“What you have seen from the players against Ipswich is a representation of what we see at the club from our fans and what they give us. 

“The players and I are really proud of our fans, so condolences to the gentleman who lost his life.”

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