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Barton says side will improve

20 August 2012

Sky Blues midfielder Adam Barton hopes for improvement...

Sky Blues midfielder Adam Barton believes there is a lot to work on after their 1-1 draw with Yeovil Town.

Life in League One got off to a dream start for the Sky Blues when Cody McDonald headed home John Fleck's set-piece in the 9th minute.

However, before the break, Richard Hinds netted to make sure both sides went home with a point.

The 21-year old believes a point away from home is a solid start, but says the side need to improve.

Barton said: "It was a difficult match with the home side getting up in your face whenever you had the ball.

"We got a great start and were playing well but we let them back into the game. First day of the season is always the hardest and it wasn't the greatest at times.

"We have a lot to work on going forward but we are on the board now. It will be a completely different game on Tuesday as I think Sheffield United will want to play football. 

"Hopefully if we can play the way we can and get it on the floor, we have a great chance of beating any side in this league. We will definitely be looking for our first three points in our first home game."

The midfielder traveled to Ireland this week to link up with the Republic of Ireland Under-21's meaning he missed the Capital One Cup clash against Dagenham and Redbridge.

Barton had hoped to play in that match to improve his positional play with the side which is something he says he wants to improve in the future.

He added: "Obviously I would have liked to play against Dagenham to get used to the system and where I should be. It's a role I'm getting used to and I am working hard at it.

"I have taken a lot of experience out of the game as it is a different system and when a new player comes into the club, it takes time to adapt.

"If we can get it right in training, come back on Tuesday and get the first win of the season."

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