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Thorn disappointed with defeat

28 July 2012

City boss expresses disappointment at pre-season defeat to Nuneaton

Sky Blues boss Andy Thorn expressed his disappointment at his side's performance after they fell to a 1-0 pre-season friendly defeat to Nuneaton Town.

Kyle Perry scored the only goal of the game 11 minutes into the second half although the Sky Blues very nearly snatched an equaliser through second half substitute Cody McDonald who hit the post in the last ten minutes of the game.

Thorn said: "I'm disappointed because that was not what we wanted from the game. Yes we had some young boys out there but given the fact I've got a pretty good idea of what my starting 11 will be I was hoping some of the lads would go out there and give me something to think about and they didn't do that.

"It's pre-season and it's all about fitness and as I've said before the results are not really important but you still want a performance and we didn't get that.

"I was only going to leave William Edjenguele on the pitch for 45 minutes but I left him on for the 90 because I felt that if I took him it could've been more. The boys need to take a look at themselves and I've told them that in the dressing room because on the strength of that none of them will be getting in the first team."

Recent loan signings Reece Brown and Callum Ball started for the Sky Blues, with Ball coming off at half time, as did trialists Ndriqim Halili and Bruno Cazadine who played a respective 90 and 60 minutes.

Click HERE for Andy Thorn's post-match video interview on Sky Blues Player

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