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'Nobody wants to be out of the side'

17 March 2014

The City right-back believes the Sky Blues should claimed all three points against Port Vale....

Coventry City’s Cyrus Christie believes the City side will take plenty of confidence into the forthcoming Brentford trip after the 2-2 draw against Port Vale. 

It was an uphill battle from the start as just 37 seconds into the game, Doug Loft raced through to put Vale ahead at Sixfields. 

Micky Adams’ side doubled their lead in the 73rd minute when Ben Williamson nodded home a Carl Dickinson cross.

City continued to press forward and got the point they deserved when Callum Wilson rounded three defenders in stoppage time to score after Jordan Clarke’s 79th minute header had gave the Sky Blues a lifeline. 

Christie completed the entire 90 minutes and he was delighted with the positive late response City showed against Port Vale.

The full-back said: “It is always going to be a good point when you go 2-0 down as you need the right response. 

“It showed great character to come from behind in a game I felt we dominated. You look at the chances we had and we really deserved all three points.

"We created even more chances and, aside from the goals, we limited them to very few chances.“Joe Murphy said he only had one save to make. It's just those vital moments that are costing us."

It was the first time in four matches Christie started as Jordan Willis had been playing in the right-back position as the manager Steven Pressley went for a more rigid back-line. 

Christie was delighted to be back in the side and hopes he keeps his place for the Brentford game. 

He added: "I didn't think we were as fluent as we can be in the first half and even though we still created a few chances, maybe that is something we can work on for the next game. 

“We could have been more attacking and, in the second half, the manager gave me the licence to bomb on a bit more which I enjoy.

“Of course, I was pleased to be back. Nobody wants to be out of the side but I came up through the ranks with Jordan Willis and he has been doing very well. 

"We can take great confidence from that comeback as we go into the Brentford game. That will be a different match because they will be looking to get it down and play.”

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