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"There is no point in dominating possession if you can't create chances. Disappointing day." - Coventry City's Steven Pressley

26 December 2014

The City boss expressed his disappointment at the final whistle and believes City needs to create more chances...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley was disappointed for the travelling Sky Blues supporters after the 2-0 defeat to Doncaster Rovers.

Almost 900 Sky Blues fans travelled to the Keepmoat Stadium but saw City's four-game unbeaten run in League One brought to an end.

Pressley said that the Sky Blues have to be more ruthless in the final third while thanking the travelling supporters for sticking with the team.

"It was far from the performance we wanted," the City boss said.

"When you come to a team whose home form has been a struggle then the last thing you need to do is give away a goal after two minutes.

"We need to defend bread and butter situations properly though. We almost played like the home team and them similar to the away side, we dominated possession, but there is no point in dominating if you're not going to create opportunities. 

"The game suited them in that sense today. We have to create much better opportunities and that's what we didn't do today, we need to be more ruthless.

"I was confident and I was disappointed for our travelling supporters who came in great numbers, they didn't deserve to see that performance."

City's afternoon was made more difficult when both Adam Barton and James Maddison were sent-off in the second-half.

The City boss had no complaints with Barton's red card but believed Maddison was wrongly booked for diving in the first-half.

He added: "It did look a penalty. But, I seem to be speaking about this sort of thing every single week. I'm tired of that.

"We still have to do better than we did today. We need someone in the building who can turn domination into goals.

"It should not have been a first yellow for James. His second yellow probably was a yellow as was Adam's. I have no complaints about that.

"It made it difficult for us in the last 15 minutes as it became a damage limitation exercise when we had three strikers on the pitch."




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