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'We can do better' - Clarke

26 December 2013

City striker Leon Clarke also believes the Oldham game is crucial to their season's hopes...

Coventry City striker Leon Clarke was delighted with City's second half performance after the 4-2 win over Peterborough United.

The Sky Blues striker was named man of the match for his performance, netting an impressive brace as City grabbed all three points against the Posh.

Former Sky Blues striker Shaun Jeffers gave Posh a 13th minute lead and although Leon Clarke netted in first-half stoppage time to level, Lee Tomlin went straight up the other end to grab a second for the visitors at the break.

Clarke grabbed another leveller straight after the restart and Franck Moussa put City ahead with ten minutes before Callum Wilson netted in the final minutes to seal a memorable win.

Despite the win, Clarke would like to see the standards raised even further as City look to climb the table.

The City striker said: "It was a really exciting game to play in and I'm sure the fans were delighted with the result after the sort of game it was.

"In the first 20 minutes, we had a game plan to sit off the ball but I didn't think we played very well. When we reverted to our normal high press, it was much better and really took the game to them.

"It was difficult in the first half but the response in the second half was great. I still think we have plenty to work on and to concede the goal straight after we equalised was really annoying.

"We know we can do better than that and we have done better than that. There comes a point when people have to take responsibility for their jobs and we have to work on that."

The Sky Blues' festive period continues when Oldham Athletic visit Sixfields on Sunday. 

Clarke wants to see the same result against the Latics to continue their play-off push.

He added: "We have to make sure we continue to win games now. If we want to get to where we want to be, we need a run of results.

"They are a good side but I'm sure if we take the positives from this result and work on the things we need to, we can get the right result.

"It is a difficult time to play football but in many ways, this period can define the season you have."


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