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'We must bounce back' - Baker

21 September 2013

Baker wants to see the City side bounce back from the defeat at Port Vale....

Coventry City captain Carl Baker was disappointed to see the Sky Blues fall to a 3-2 defeat at Port Vale.

Steven Pressley's went ahead just after the half-hour when Callum Wilson poked the ball past the keeper to clinch his ninth goal of the season.

Tom Pope leveled for the Valiants with a powerful header but Franck Moussa's terrific long-range effort put City ahead going into the break.

The home side came out for the second half with renewed vigour and clinched all three points through goals from Doug Loft and former City midfielder Chris Birchall.

Baker was frustrated at the final whistle not to get anything from the game after going ahead twice.

The City captain said: "It was really disappointing to see us get nothing from the game having gone ahead. We should really be keeping those leads.

"We probably should have shut up shop. We tried to go for the third goal to kill off the game but credit to Port Vale who came at us in the second half.

"We have to learn from that and it is disappointing to see our unbeaten run end but we have to pick ourselves up.

"We need to make sure it doesn't happen again. The dressing room is really quiet which shows how disappointed we all are as we wanted to get the points for all the fans who showed up today."

The defeat at Vale Park ended City's seven-game unbeaten run but Coventry stay in 20th position in the League One table.

Whilst Baker admits it is 'impossible' to win every game, he has urged the City side to bounce back from the defeat.

He continued: "I think we dropped too deep in the second half which made it too easy for them to put long balls in the box which they used to put a lot of pressure on us.

"We know it is impossible to win every game but we need to show the right character to bounce back. We will be working very hard in training to work on the things we got wrong.

"We were too open at the back for their goals and because we were too deep, the midfield had to drop deep which meant it was difficult to apply forward pressure.

"The goals we scored were top draw so it was a shame we couldn't get many opportunities to apply pressure in the second half. We have to pick ourselves up from this and move on."

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