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"It was my fault for the second goal so slightly mixed feelings overall. Great to score twice though." - Coventry City's Jim O'Brien

2 November 2014

Sky Blues midfielder Jim O'Brien delighted at scoring both goals to earn City a point against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road...

Coventry City midfielder Jim O'Brien expressed his delight after scoring the equaliser in the last minute to earn the Sky Blues a point against Leyton Orient at the Matchroom Stadium.

O'Brien opened the scoring in the first half, before headers from Scott Cuthbert and Jay Simpson gave the O's the lead. The Scotsman then grabbed an equaliser for the Sky Blues at the death.

Goals are something that O'Brien wants to bring to his game on a regular basis, after notching in consecutive games for the first time in his City career.

"It was great to get both goals." He said, "It is something that I want to bring to my game on a regular basis, I'm hitting a little patch right now, it's great.

"It was my fault for the second goal, I didn't have the man, and if the scoreline stayed the same I would have felt so terrible. So it's slightly mixed feelings overall, but it was great to score twice personally."

Today's game saw debuts for both Aaron Martin and Gary Madine, and O'Brien was full of praise for the latter, who is on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, as well as confirming the well-being of captain Reda Johnson, who went off after a clash of heads in the first minute.

He continued: "Gary looks a good player, he played a part in both goals, and was in all the action all afternoon.

"Reda going off disrupted us a bit, but the most important thing is his safety. He's okay, it did look nasty because it was a clash of heads but as long as he is okay then that's all that matters."


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