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'Disappointment will drive us on'

8 February 2013

Stephen Elliott hopes City can bounce back from their midweek defeat against Crewe...

Coventry City striker Stephen Elliott has urged his team-mates to put the disappointment of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy first leg defeat behind them.

Gary Johnson's Glovers travel to the Ricoh Arena on the back of five straight wins in League One; form which has seen them rise to 7th in the table.

The Sky Blues also carry good league form into the game as Mark Robins' side look to stretch their unbeaten run in the league to five matches.

Crewe will have a 3-0 advantage in the second leg at Gresty Road after their midweek win over City but Elliott doesn't want that game to distract the side from their league form.

Elliott said: "It was a massive disappointment, especially with the turnout for the game. There was a lot of expectation there and we didn't quite live up to it.

"It was a freak game really as we had so many chances and nothing seemed to go in. For them to go and score three, it was unbelievable.

"But we have to put that behind us as this is a big game in the league and whilst the Johnstone's Paint Trophy means we could get to Wembley, I think the league is the bread and butter.

"It is up to us to build up our form again and get some points on the board. If we do well, by the time the second leg comes around, you never know."

The Irish striker has worked his way back into Mark Robins' plans with excellent performances against MK Dons and Sheffield United.

Elliott believes there are plenty of positives the team can take into the Ricoh Arena match with the Glovers.

He added: "We moved the ball extremely well at times and we had controlled most of the game as well. We just need to put our chances away and if we can add that to our game against Yeovil, I am sure we can bounce back.

"We have to keep the ball rolling in the league as we got a fantastic three points at Sheffield United which has put us around the play-offs.

"Yeovil are a really good side who are having a good season but it is never about the other team. We have to focus on our own game and make sure we are putting away those chances."


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