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"I saw Carlos Tevez do something similar. There's been a lot of talking, it's now up to us." - Coventry City's Frank Nouble

13 November 2014

In-form striker wants to see City's 2-0 win over Plymouth in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy last night continued with a win against Notts County in the league…

Coventry City striker Frank Nouble expressed the importance of winning on Saturday after the Sky Blues made a 'small step' in overcoming Sunday's FA Cup exit to Worcester City by beating Plymouth Argyle 2-0 last night.

Goals from Gary Madine and Nouble see City progress to the Southern Section Semi-Finals of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, but the in-form striker on loan from Ipswich says the team must switch to the league now and push themselves up the SkyBet League One table.

"It was a grinding result," he said. "But we were just looking for the win. It is just a small step no doubt about that, but ultimately we need a win on Saturday. We need to be winning in the league.

"I thought I did well coming on. But every time you are on the pitch, whether you are starting or not, you have a point to prove. I'm definitely happy with my goal, I saw Carlos Tevez do something similar a few weeks ago when he dribbled inside and out so I tried to do the same thing!"

After last night, Nouble now has four goals in eight appearances and he specifically praised the work ethic of the whole team tonight, in contrast to the shock result against Worcester three days previously.

He continued: "Hard work got us the result tonight. We all played well and Gary Madine scored a great goal.

"We felt the same as the manager after Sunday, we were embarrassed too, we had to go out tonight and not let it happen again. We had to show that none of us are here for a jolly.

"There was a lot of things said after the loss and a lot of home truths. It is now up to all of us to show what we can do, and to go out on the pitch Saturday and do it."

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