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We weren't good enough

20 October 2012

City striker Cody McDonald gives honest assessment of weekend defeat to the Magpies

Striker Cody McDonald is hoping that Coventry can bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Notts County. 

McDonald came back after three weeks out in the 2-1 reverse, and got 30 minutes playing time under his belt. But the Sky Blues front-man said that the team just weren’t good enough to take the points at the Ricoh.

“We just weren’t good enough, it is simple really,” he said.

“It has been a common occurrence lately, and we have just been a bit sloppy with the ball. The manager has just pointed that out to us. He knows we have to get better and we know we have to get better as well. We keep working on things in training and it has got to turn round soon.”

While the 26 year old has been injured, competition for places has stiffened up.

David McGoldrick has scored six goals in 12 games, and Callum Ball has scored in McDonald’s absence. But McDonald has stated that the competition will spur him on to perform better. 

McDonald added: “It is always nice to get back in the team, especially after just over three weeks out. Not the greatest of circumstances but it’s good to be back.

“Competition is great. You do not want an easy ride all the way, because your game can dip if you know you are going to play every week. I look forward to the challenge and when I get a chance, I want to give the manager a bit of a headache.”

Not only does McDonald want to get back in the side, but he believes that Mark Robins can help his game develop even further. McDonald believes he can learn from his manager who played for Manchester United and in the Premier League with Norwich City and Leicester City.  

“He’s been there and done it at the highest level,” McDonald said. “It is great to have manager like that, and he has done a couple of sessions and shown me the way, he will make me a better player.”

Coventry are back in league action on Tuesday and travel to Griffin Park to take on Brentford, but McDonald acknowledges he may not be chosen to start the game. 

McDonald said: “I’m not sure if I have done enough today. But you never know, the manager may go with the three up top like we finished with today, but it’s up to the manager.”

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