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'My best day with City' - Elliott

30 December 2012

City striker says his double day against MK Dons was his best with the club so far

Coventry City striker Stephen Elliott believes he had his best day since he joined the Sky Blues in the 3-2 win over MK Dons.

The Irish striker struck twice after the break to secure City's sixth consecutive away win in the league, setting a new club record.

Daniel Powell put the home side into an early lead before Franck Moussa's amazing solo effort levelled the match in the 26th minute. Ryan Lowe re-established the Dons lead before the break but City fought back on the road once again to claim a vital three points.

The club are now just two points off the play-offs in League One and Elliott believes confidence has never been higher at the club this season.

The 28-year old said: "I think it was definitely the best day since I have joined the side. To be given the nod by the manager today was a great confidence boost.

"I think to get a couple of goals has really repaid that faith the manager has had in me. We had to be patient though as it was always going to be a difficult game.

"But we are really confident at the moment and we know we have the ability to get results anywhere we go in this league. I think we were able to cope with them much better in the second half and we pushed higher up the pitch which worked.

"It has been difficult for me in the last few months with the brilliant form of David McGoldrick but when I am in the side, I have to take that chance and I think I did that today.

"I have had to be patient and work hard in training so I am happy with that hard work coming off today."

Coventry were shooting towards the 4,988 away fans who travelled to the stadium:mk in the second half and Elliott believes that had an 'incredible' effect.

He added: "They were phenomenal. It always gives us an extra lift when shooting towards your fans when you are away from home.

"But especially today because it was like a home match at times and the numbers were unbelievable. It shows how much the fans are behind us and that gives the players the confidence and the belief to get the job done.

"We were able to lift our performance with their help and with the performance we all put in today, we got the three points we deserved."

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