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'Fans made coin toss decision' - Baker

27 December 2012

Sky Blues skipper says he hopes City fans know how much they mean to the players

Coventry City skipper Carl Baker says he hopes the Sky Blue Army know how much they mean to the players after he said the fans saw them through in the 3-1 win over Stevenage at the Lamex.

Baker got on the scoresheet along with Richard Wood and David McGoldrick to hand City a fifth consecutive away win to lift them up to 11th place in the League One table.

The Sky Blues captain also said the volume of support influenced his decision at the coin-toss as he knew the fans would see City through.

"The fans have been tremendous. They were unbelievable. The back of the goal was completely full and it makes such a big difference for us," he said.

"When I saw that it made my mind up for the coin toss because I wanted us to attack towards the fans second half because I knew they were going to see us through.

"As soon as Woody's goal went in they found even more of a voice and it made such a difference. I just hope they know how much they mean to us."

Baker, whose goal was his ninth in all competitions this season, went on to talk about City's performance which he said he was confident was going to yield them three points despite going a goal down in the first half.

"Even after the penalty we felt confident we could win so it's pleasing we can keep that away run going because our form away from home has been fantastic.

"We were bombarding them second half and it was tiring to keep pressing and pressing but we felt the goal would come and when it did it we felt we could go on and get a second.

"It was unbelievable for me to get that second goal and everything on my left foot seems to be going in at the moment and as soon as I chopped inside I only had one thing on my mind.

"The win is fantastic though because we've been making a big statement over the last few weeks. Our quality shone through and I thought we deserved the win."

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