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"We've got the right type of characters in the dressing room to bounce back from two defeats." - Coventry City defender Jordan Willis

20 September 2014

The young City defender has also praised the performance of midfielder Jack Finch after his introduction at half-time in place of John Fleck...

Coventry City defender Jordan Willis has stated there are the 'right type of characters' in the City dressing room to recover from two consecutive defeats.

The Sky Blues suffered defeat at Spotland against Rochdale as Ian Henderson's 28th-minute penalty sealed the win for Keith Hill's side.

Steven Pressley's men had chances to get themselves a point but couldn't find the equaliser following the midweek 2-1 defeat at Scunthorpe.

The City Academy graduate admitted he's disappointed to suffer defeat and urged the squad to get it right ahead of next week's game against Preston North End.

Willis said: "Very disappointed with the last two games because I don't think we deserved to lose both of them. It has been a difficult week for us and we've got to put it behind us.

"I think we deserved something out of today's game and it's always disappointing to lose the game for a penalty. Everyone put in 100% and we didn't get the goals we needed to prevent the loss.

"Sometimes, the final ball wasn't there. You've got to look all around the pitch though as I don't think it was just our finishing which was the problem.

"We could've done better in getting up the pitch quicker and I'm sure we'll work on it during the week ahead of the next game."

Another City Academy graduate Jack Finch came on for John Fleck at half-time and Willis has praised the midfielder's performance.

He added: "I think we've got the right characters in the dressing room to turn this bad week around. The desire to win games is definitely in that dressing room and we'll pick ourselves up for Saturday.

"We had a late chance with Marcus (Tudgay). The goalkeeper has made a great save so we could have come away from here with a point but I think we needed to create more chances.

"I thought Jack Finch did very well when he came on and was confident on the ball. We know what he can through training and I've played with him quite a lot over the years.

"There is more to come from him but it is always a good sign when a young player is eager to get on the ball and make runs forward. His passing range is definitely one of the best things in his game and he showed that today."

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