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"We were unlucky, we had a few good chances, I hit the post, but it wasn’t our day." Coventry City's Grant Ward

1 April 2015

Despite City's position, Ward admitted he is enjoying his time at the club and wants to see a response against Notts County on Monday...

Coventry City midfielder Grant Ward was left bitterly disappointed that the Sky Blues couldn’t get the victory he felt they deserved against Leyton Orient.

The Sky Blues had plenty of chances to take the three points including two wonderful efforts from the Tottenham Hotspur loanee, one of which was a sensational curling effort which smashed the post before hitting another good strike from 20-yards which was well saved by the Orient keeper.

Despite the dominance, Josh Wright popped up to score 13 minutes from time to hand the O's three points.

Ward believed that he had one of his more adventurous games for the Sky Blues and is happy to be building a relationship with John Fleck in the middle of the park, but wanted the three points that City’s chances merited.

“I thought we played well especially in the second half,” Ward said.

“The way we were going in the second-half with the chances and momentum we created I was convinced we would win.

“We were unlucky, we had a few good chances, I hit the post, Frank and George had good opportunities, we had good moments but it wasn’t our day.

“I thought I’d scored when I hit the post, I got forward a lot more and I enjoy both sides of the game. I’m improving all the time and me and John Fleck are building a good relationship in midfield, I’m enjoying playing alongside him. But it doesn’t matter, we deserved the three points tonight.”

Despite the Sky Blues’ position in the table, Ward is enjoying the loan experience, his second spell away from Spurs.

The midfielder wants to keep his place in the starting line-up and is eager to see the side bounce back from tonight’s defeat in another six-pointer against Notts County on Bank Holiday Monday.

He continued: “I’m enjoying it, it’s good to get out and get experience as it’s a lot different to 21s, the onus is on winning here, you have to win. It’s a good thing to build that mentality of having to win.

“Maybe where we are provides pressure but it’s just something you have to deal with, it’s a good learning experience for me, it’s not always going to be rosy in football.

“We’re a big club and should be doing better, since I’ve been here we’ve played good football. I can’t put my finger on why we’re down here.

“The gaffer has faith in me and I want to keep my place. We will look back at this game and see where we can improve and what we could’ve done better, but we just have to focus on Notts County now.

“It’s another six pointer and we have to win, we’re eager to put tonight right.”

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