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"I'm just taking every day as it comes, I don't look to the future. We deserved to win." Coventry City's Adam Barton

15 December 2014

Sky Blues midfielder pays credit to City's defensive capabilities as they make it three league clean sheets in a row against Port Vale on Saturday…

Coventry City midfielder Adam Barton expressed his delight at the Sky Blues current defensive form as they made it three league clean sheets in a row when they beat Port Vale 2-0 on Saturday.

Next up for City is Fleetwood Town at the Ricoh Arena and Barton believes the whole squad is more confident now the goals are drying up for the opposition.

Barton also reflected on his own performance, saying that he discussed it at length with manager Steven Pressley.

"It was great for the team to get another clean sheet," he said. "It's a big positive, as it allows us to go into games thinking that we won't concede.

"If that's the case then we're only a goal away from nicking three points and counter attacking is something we've been working on in training.

"What you saw with the second goal, that's something we're doing all the time and it's great to bring it to a match.

"The gaffer talked to me about my defensive responsibilities and I'm working at it. I think it went a lot better as they didn't really create a lot all game.

"It was a different game to Wednesday, we showed that we can battle and I think we deserved to win overall."

With Reda Johnson, Andy Webster and the on-loan Aaron Martin starting to form a consistent partnership at the back, Barton believes that they can become a key part of the side moving forwards.

He continued: "Aaron, Reda and Webby are all experienced and they are really starting to play together as a solid back three.

"They are getting to grips with how one another plays, on Saturday it looked as if they knew where to go with one another and cover each others shortfalls.

"Together with Gary (Madine) who is leading the line tirelessly, it is positive. Gary knows what the gaffer expects and he's doing exceptionally well.

"But it was only one game and I take everything one game at a time. We will take the positives like we do from all games and we will look forward to Saturday.

"I'm just taking every day as it comes, I don't look to the future, I focus on what I have to do everyday and that's it. Hopefully the good form continues."

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