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'Key moments let us down' - Clarke

5 April 2014

Sky Blues defender Jordan Clarke also revealed he is happy to play across the back-four...

Coventry City defender Jordan Clarke believes the Sky Blues should have claimed the points their performance deserved after the 2-1 defeat against MK Dons.

Dons youngster Dele Alli fired a volley past Joe Murphy with six minutes of the first half to go to give the visitors a slender advantage from a relatively even first period.

Sky Blues skipper Carl Baker then swept home a well worked equaliser just before the hour mark although McLeod reinstated Dons' advantage just minutes later with a lobbed finish to end City's five-game unbeaten run at Sixfields.

The Sky Blues defender said: "We started the second half really well. We came out and got the goal we deserved and it looked like there would be only one winner in the game.

"It was a poor goal to concede and in many ways, it sums up a lot of what has happened this season. It is the key moments in the game which has gone against us several times.

"Even after we conceded the goal, it still looked like we could have gone on to win it. If the penalty goes in, it is a different game.

"We definitely deserved more. There's nothing more I can say about it really as we're all disappointed with that.

"You play football to win games. We go into every game with the intention to get the right result but we should have better when we got ourselves into positions."

Clarke was switched to right-back for the first time this season with a back-four of Dan Seaborne, Andy Webster and Jordan Willis.

The Academy graduate says he is happy to play anywhere across the back-four as it adds to his experience.

He added: "It was a different experience for me today. Obviously, I started my career at right-back and played a lot of games when I first started out at right-back for Coventry.

"It was the first time I've played there this season though. I think my experience at centre-back has definitely helped me at right-back.

"I won quite a lot of headers today and I think I did well. I'm happy to play anywhere the manager wants to play me.

"I'm really happy to be playing and the manager obviously values me to play all the way across the defence. It is only going to make me better as a player."


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