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'I didn't know it went in' - Baker

29 December 2013

Coventry City captain Carl Baker has urged his team-mates to get a positive result at Rotherham...

Coventry City captain Carl Baker admitted he didn't know he'd scored during the 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic.

The Sky Blues enjoyed the better share of chances in a fast-paced and entertaining first half but it was former City Academy player Jonson Clarke-Harris who glanced a header home for the Latics with virtually the last action of the first half.

The City captain secured a point for the Sky Blues in fine fashion with a 72nd minute over-head kick from Cyrus Christie's cross.

Baker was delighted to get on the score-sheet but admitted he will have to watch the goal back as he didn't see it go in.

The captain said: "Well, it was a proper over-head kick meaning that I couldn't see where the ball went. I knew I made decent contact with the ball but couldn't see the ball go in.

"I only knew it went in when I heard the fans celebrate. I will have to look at it back as I'm sure it looked good.

"We deserved the goal and it was frustrating not to win the game. I thought we were the better side and had plenty of chances.

"If we can go and get a decent result from our next game, suddenly that point turns into a positive one. We have to make sure we take the positives out of the game but also keep improving on the things on the little things."

The Sky Blues have only lost one game in December with a trip to the New York Stadium to face Rotherham on New Year's Day coming up.

The Sky Blues captain believes City need to build on the point and take all three points against Rotherham.

He added: "Oldham are a good side and they have got some really good results away from home this season so we knew it was going to be tough.

"It was a soft goal to concede and we knew they would sit back on it. It was up to us to break them down but they restricted us quite well.

"We must take all three points at Rotherham now. If we win there, suddenly, this becomes a really good point."


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