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"We're giving teams goals at home which they don't have to work to hard for." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

1 April 2015

The City boss wants his side to defend situations better as his side suffered a narrow defeat against Leyton Orient at the Ricoh Arena...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has urged his side to stop 'giving teams goals' at the Ricoh Arena after the 1-0 defeat to Leyton Orient.

Josh Wright scored 13 minutes from time to hand Orient the three points in the crucial game in the League One relegation fight.

The Sky Blues dominated long periods of the game and Mowbray has bemoaned City's luck in front of goal as City stay three points above the League One drop-zone.

Mowbray said: "I don't think we deserved to lose that but that's football. It doesn't matter what we deserve but we need to take what we can get.

"If it wasn't total domination, we were on top for long spells and we had to turn those spells into goals and we failed to do that which is disappointing.

"We hit the post and the ball flashed across the goal several times but we couldn't put it in. George Thomas was unlucky to have his shot cleared off the line."

City have now taken just one point at the Ricoh Arena under Tony Mowbray but claimed all nine points in his three away games with the club.

The City boss admitted he didn't expect Fabio Liverani's side to score during the game and says City has to defend better.

He added: "The huge frustration for us is the simplicity of the goal we've conceded. We've got to defend those situations much better and at the end of the day, it is a straight ball we didn't deal with.

"We're giving teams goals at home which they don't have to work to hard for and whilst that has been highlighted to the team, I couldn't knock their determination.

"It was as good as I've seen us play at home. We've got to improve our home form, there is no doubt about that. We've got three more games here and we need to pick up points.

"I didn't think they pushed us back and I certainly didn't think they deserved to score. You couldn't see them scoring at any point in the second half but that's how it is at the moment."


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