Carl Baker wants the side to keep their focus despite Iron defeat...
Coventry City captain Carl Baker says his own goal tally doesn’t matter unless the Sky Blues pick up three points.
City lost 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena against Scunthorpe United despite Baker’s brilliant free-kick giving the home side an important lead.
Leon Clarke scored a brace with goals either side of the break including a debatable penalty to deny Coventry the chance to win three consecutive league games.
The 29-year old was happy to get on the score-sheet but would rather see the side pick up points and move up the League One table.
Baker said: “Obviously it is nice to score a goal but I’ve always thought there is no point scoring if you don’t win the game.
“I’d rather not score if it meant we were going to win but it didn’t happen for us. It is all about the three points for me and that’s what I focus on, not getting a goal.
“I think we threw away the game a little if I am honest. After we went 1-0 up, we conceded an awful goal. We could have stopped that easily by doing the right things.
“I didn’t know whether it was a penalty or not, didn’t look like it from where I was. I thought (Leon) Clarke had handled it.
“He has given it and it has let them back in the game when we could have been out of sight really. We haven’t got going in the second half at all and that was really disappointing.
“We played well when we went behind but that isn’t the way it should be as we have to keep up that tempo which is required for the whole game.”
Coventry has two long trips to Hartlepool and Colchester up next as they look to keep up their recent away form.
Baker believes it will be a tough week for the club but the players have shown a lot of confidence away from home.
He added: “We will use the week well and regroup from the defeat. Hartlepool is a really tough place to go and it will be difficult to get a result there.
“They are fighting for their lives and it looks like they are going to get a new manager this week, so they will definitely be up for it and it is important we don’t get caught out.
“Our away form has been good though and every time we go away from home, we feel like we can pick up points so we will be confident of getting back to winning ways.”