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"Today has been educational, it has showed frailties in certain individuals." - Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray

25 April 2015

The Sky Blues boss said City 'shot themselves in the foot' after they lost 3-1 to Crewe Alexandra on a disappointing afternoon at the Ricoh Arena...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray stated that this afternoon's 3-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra 'exposed the frailties of certain players'.

Goals from Lauri Dalla Valle, Ryan Colclough and Marcus Haber condemned City to defeat, despite Nick Proschwitz's first goal for the club.

Mowbray wants his team to play braver at the Ricoh and is now preparing for a 'huge' game against Crawley Town next sunday.

"It was always going to be a dangerous game," he said. "Yet we've shot ourselves in the foot in the first half, conceding those types of goals.

"The game was educational for me, it has exposed the frailties of certain players in my mind.

"We must be braver at home, it was so raw to see. We were hurt on the counter with Crewe's goals, the start of the game promised so much.

"I expected a positive performance but it did not come. They are not dealing with the expectations of the home fans.

"I thought at half-time though we could still get something, we just needed that third goal. But we did not get it.

"We are where we are, it is so disappointing, we need to prepare for a huge game next week.

"I am here to keep this club in the division. We need a big week and a big result against Crawley who will be scrapping for their lives."

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