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Thorn pleased to get underway

18 August 2012

City boss says Sky Blues did enough to win season opener against Yeovil

Coventry City boss Andy Thorn said he was pleased to get the the 2012/13 campaign underway after his side picked up a point with a 1-1 draw away at Yeovil Town.

Cody McDonald gave City the lead after just nine minutes only for the lead to be scratched out on 20 minutes courtesy of a Richard Hines header.

Thorn said: "It was a typical opening day, it was really hot and I'm pleased to get underway. You come away from home and you come back with a point you have to be pleased with that but to be fair I thought we did enough to win the game.

"I think we have the players to go to away grounds and get results. We stuck in there, it was a poor goal to concede, but we'll go away and start to prepare for Saturday."

The City boss also took the time to praise goalscorer McDonald's tireless performance upfront which was almost rewarded with a late winner only for the striker to blaze over the bar in injury time.

"I thought Cody was absolutely excellent, he worked really hard and to be fair he could have had four today. He got brought down for a penalty shout and he had that late chance.

"I was really pleased with the delivery for the goal as well because you can do all the runs in the world but it only works if the ball is delivered properly and Fleck can put it on a sixpence."

Thorn finished off by adding a word on debutants Fleck and Adam Barton as well as updating the situation on Fleck's injury forced substitution.

"I thought Flecky and Adam did really well today. With Adam I thought he started to show what he was about as the game progressed and I think he will do well. Flecky's delivery for the goal was superb and he had a chance cleared away in the first half as well and we know he can do that. It was a bit disappointing to have to take him off with a hamstring injury  but we'll assess it when we get back and see where we go from there."

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