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"It was one of those days where we couldn't score. We've got to turn these performances into points." - Coventry City's Jim O'Brien

28 December 2014

The City captain wants to see the Sky Blues convert performances into points as City move into the second half of the season...

Coventry City captain Jim O'Brien has expressed his frustration following the 0-0 draw against Chesterfield.

The Sky Blues dominated the game at the Ricoh Arena, with striker Gary Madine hitting the post late on with a low free-kick.

Frank Nouble, Simeon Jackson and Conor Thomas all came into the side today following the Doncaster defeat and suspensions to James Maddison and Adam Barton.

O'Brien believes City should have got the goal their pressure deserved having had 14 shots throughout the game.

The City captain said: "It was hugely frustrating. I thought we played well and it was a good response to a poor performance at Doncaster. 

"It was one of those days where we just couldn't score. We created plenty of chances during the game but couldn't convert. 

"They're a good side but we dominated the game and they've barely had a chance. I think, overall, they were going to be happy with a point. 

"There is only so much you can do. On another day, Gary Madine's free-kick goes in off the post and we win the game. It is really disappointing."

With 23 games played and 23 games remaining, O'Brien believes the Sky Blues have to convert their performances into points in the second-half of the season.

He added: "I think there have been too many games like that this season. We come off the pitch saying we played well but haven't got the three points.

"We're playing some really good stuff and get into some great positions but we need to be more lethal. We've got to turn these dominant performances into points.

"At the moment, the main positive is we rarely look like conceding. It was really disappointing at Doncaster but we defended much better today.

"It has been difficult with the two games in three days but we kept going until the end. We'll take the positives and build on it for Walsall."

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