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"I did everything I could to guide it, the lads said it was a good save but I felt I should've scored." Coventry City's Adam Barton

6 April 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder also talked about the relegation battle where he feels City have enough to be 'the last man standing...'

Coventry City midfielder Adam Barton was left disappointed that he didn't score his chance at the death that would have handed City three points against Notts County in the 0-0 draw at Meadow Lane.

The 24-year old lost his man at the back-post from Grant Ward's delivery and headed an effort which Roy Carroll did extremely well to keep out with the last touch of the game.

But Barton, who played for the first time since the 3-1 home defeat to Doncaster, believed he should have scored despite Carroll's heroics at the death.

"I wasn't going to go in the box, but we had enough protection and with it being the last minute I thought 'get yourself in there,'" he said.

"I crept round the back and it fell to me. I did everything I could to guide it to the near, the lads said it was a good save but I felt I should've scored.

"I tried to direct it towards the back-post and got what I could on it, I tried to get enough power on it but the keeper made a good save. Either way, we should have won the game.

"The way the new manager wants to play he likes the midfielders to be more advanced, that gives us our chance to be in and around the box, but we have to take our chances.

"We're all disappointed that we've only come away with one point, we should definitely be winning this kind of game especially being on top for the majority of the second-half. It sometimes doesn't go your way, we have five games left to turn those chances into goals."

Those five games start on Saturday against Colchester United at the Ricoh Arena and Barton believes that City do have the quality in the squad to beat the drop.

Despite taking just a point from the last two games, the midfielder feels that City have shown glimpses of the talent at their disposal and hopes the run-in against other relegation candidates will work in their favour.

He continued: "We look at the amount of teams that are two points above or below us, it's all really tight and everyone is playing for the same thing.

"This game and our last game where we got beaten, we might've only got a point from those two but our quality is showing. We are running out of games of course, we'd rather win nasty and play poorly and win.

"If we look at the five games to play, we've got to play Bristol City which will be difficult, but the rest are teams around us so we have to get three points against those teams. It's a knock-out league really and it all matters as long as we're the last man standing."

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