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'Worst conditions I've ever played in'

4 February 2014

The Sky Blues midfielder was delighted to contribute to the win in difficult conditions at Ashton Gate....

Coventry City midfielder Adam Barton believes 'they were the worst conditions he's ever played in' as City secured a 2-1 victory at Bristol City. 

Franck Moussa's fine individual goal opened the scoring for the Sky Blues after just six minutes and Andy Webster doubled City's lead midway through the first half to give Steven Pressley's men a well deserved lead

Wes Burns headed home a corner with nine minutes to go but City hung on to do the double over the Robins and lift themselves to within nine points of the top six.

With John Fleck recovering from illness, Barton started for the Sky Blues for the first time since the 5-1 defeat against Tranmere Rovers in November.

The City midfielder was delighted to start for the Sky Blues and happy to contribute to the win. 

Barton said: "It's been hard for me as Conor (Thomas) and John (Fleck) have been brilliant this season and I have struggled to get chances in the side.

"Full credit to them as they have kept me out of the team. I've had to just keep working hard off the pitch because you never know when you will be called upon.

"I didn't think I was going to play today as John was involved in the squad but I was delighted to start. I was happy with my performance. They allowed me to play the football I like to play and got on the ball.

"Even though it was an awful pitch, probably the worst pitch I've ever played on, I really settled. I just really enjoyed it."

The Sky Blues go up to 10th in League One with the win over the Robins, with a game in hand over many teams above them.

Barton believes the win at Ashton Gate can be a catalyst to go on a run of results.

He added: "I think we can beat any team in the league and regardless of the opposition, whether they're above or below, it doesn't matter.

"We have shown with some of our performances this season that we can beat anyone on our day and we need to get that back.

"With the game against Notts County on Saturday, it really presents a chance to pick up our form and get the points we need.

"Of course, I want to play on Saturday but it's not up to me, I just hope I've done enough." 

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