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"It kind of feels like a loss in the dressing room, but the best teams bounce back." Coventry City's James Maddison

19 December 2015

The Sky Blues midfielder also spoke about his first-team return. More here...

Coventry City midfielder James Maddison admits that today's home draw to Oldham feels like a loss after City conceded an equaliser deep into added time.

The Sky Blues were leading thanks to Aaron Martin's header just after half-time, but were undone thanks to a late Danny Philliskirk header in the three minutes of time added on.

Maddison, who made his return and played in his first first-team game since August, was happy to be back but admits the happiness of his return was dampened by the result.

"Obviously it's a great feeling to be back but I can't be too pleased because of the result," the City Academy graduate explained.    

"It kind of feels like a loss in the dressing room, conceding late goals is always hard to take. The best teams always bounce back though and in the next game we'll be working hard to put it to bed.

"With the success we've had earlier in the season and the goals we've been scoring teams come to the Ricoh stop us playing, but for the majority of the game we were OK, the job was done at 1-0.”

The 19-year old returned to the first-team to rapturous applause at the Ricoh Arena in the 69th minute, replacing Ryan Kent.

Now the midfielder wants to get back into the swing of things over the Christmas period and also wants to see the side go on a good run before the new year to set a precedent for 2016.

He continued: "I’ve been nagging the physios all the time, but of course they want to get me back at the right time.

"I felt fit today and I had a few loose touches but that will take a few games to get back into the swing of thing. I’m confident I'll get back into that form.

"All the best teams that do well in leagues have a good run over the Christmas period, we’ve got games I think we should be winning if we're going to be challenging before the new year.

"But I can't wait to get out from the start but I trust the manager's instincts, if he feels he’s rushing me or needs me I trust his judgment."


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