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'Proud of whole club effort' - Carsley

16 February 2013

Interim City boss Lee Carsley has praised the club effort following the Bury win...

Coventry City interim first team manager has praised the 'whole club effort' after recording a comfortable 2-0 win at Bury.

The Sky Blues started brightly when Leon Clarke beat Carl Regan to the ball and finished under Bury keeper Trevor Carson inside the first three minutes.

City, who were rarely troubled, bagged all three points when Carl Baker fired home from the outside the area in the second half.

Coventry now sit just five points outside the play-offs and eight points from the top of the table. Carsley hopes the players can push on from this result.

The interim City boss said: "It was a great performance from the players who needed to respond from the last couple of results.

"Keeping a clean sheet helps of course and it was important for the team to get themselves back in contention.

"It is all about whether the players can keep up that level of performance and also improve on it. Each game is important for the club now and we need to approach each one with the professionalism we showed today.

"The table is really tight and I don't think anyone will run away with it. We need to make sure we are picking points up and getting into a good position in the table."

Carsley was assisted by goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic, but also Under-18's coach Ian Foster and Carsley praised the entire team effort after the game.

He added: "It has been a good start to being manager but I was assisted by Oggy (Steve Ogrizovic), Ian Foster and the backroom staff so it has been a real team effort.

"Everyone has really mucked in this week so I won't be having it all about me, no chances. It has been a massive team effort and when I say that, I mean the whole club, not just the players.

"It was a solid performance and it was great to see us keep a clean sheet. I am happy for Nathan Cameron who came back today as I thought he did well.

"It gives us a real platform to go into the midweek match against Crewe so hopefully we can reach the same levels again."  

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