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"The home form hasn't been great this season and we need to make sure we capitalise from Saturday." Coventry City's Adam Barton

14 April 2015

Barton also talks about Nick Proschwitz and Oldham ahead of tonight's crucial game...

Coventry City midfielder Adam Barton is eager to ensure that Saturday's win against Colchester United is not a false dawn and can help the club build some form at home.

The Sky Blues face Oldham tonight in another crucial game in the fight to avoid relegation and a win would see City record back-to-back home wins for the first time since September.

Barton admits that throughout the season the home form hasn't been good enough and also believes that Nick Proschwitz is close to a goal after another hard-working display at the weekend.

"The home form hasn't been great," Barton said. 

"Performances have always been there I think and even in the Orient game we deserved to win.

"Saturday's performance was there and we had the extra bit to get over the line and we have to make sure it's not just a one off and we can use it to build some form.

"We haven't played poorly of late and we've really worked on the attacking side of things, we could've been two or three up on Saturday so we have to be positive going in to tonight's game.

"Nick could have scored on Saturday and has had a few chances. He has shown throughout his career he can score goals and he is always on the move on the pitch. His movement for my pass on Saturday was excellent and he's always on the move, it is only a matter of time before he scores, he's a good striker."

City face an Oldham side tonight with nothing to play for as their promotion hopes were dashed with a 2-2 draw with Sheffield United at home on Saturday.

Sitting seven points above the drop zone, there have been suggestions that the Latics 'will be on the beach' as the old saying goes, but Barton believes all professionals want to win and he expects nothing else from Dean Holden's side.

He continued: "Oldham aren't fighting for anything but it doesn't work like that in football. They might take their foot off the gas or be in 'holiday mode' but I think they will all want to win.

"Everyone always wants to improve, there will be people fighting for contracts and things like that. We could be playing for top of the league who might not have anything to fight for but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be a tough game.

"I remember when we played them earlier in the season and we lost 4-1, the performance wasn't great even if the scoreline might have been slightly heavy.

"But there is a motivation for us to say lets try and do to them what they did to us earlier in the season."

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