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"There were angry words in the dressing room, not because we don't get on, we feel we should have won." Coventry City's Marcus Tudgay

10 February 2015

The Sky Blues striker admitted his disappointment at the 1-1 draw despite netting the equaliser and wants to retain his place in the side...

Coventry City striker Marcus Tudgay admits the team are disappointed despite his late equaliser which secured a point against Scunthorpe at the Ricoh Arena.

The 32-year old hit a sublime effort deep into added time to make it 1-1 against the Iron as the Sky Blues moved four points clear of the drop zone.

Tudgay wants the side to build on the positives but admits the team are not happy with missing out on the three points, and urged the fans to stick with the team despite the recent run of form.

"We are all disappointed," Tudgay said.

"There were some angry words in the dressing room, not angry because we don't get on, not at all, but because we feel we should have won the game.

"With my goal it's a great ball from Flecky and I've seen the Keeper off his line, so it was an instinctive strike and fortunately it's gone in and got us a point.

"But the goal doesn't change the fact we are all disappointed with that result. Sure, it might have been a game that earlier in the season we would have gone on to lose and we battled hard to get a point.

"To go down 1-0 from a soft free-kick on the egde of the box was disappointing and from the non we're chasing the game.

"We've got a young team and you sometimes think the pressure will get to them but we kept going and kept believing.

"We need the fans, we need them to stay behind us as the 12th man, it makes a difference."

Tudgay has now started two games in 2015 - against Walsall and Scunthorpe - scoring in each fixture.

Now the striker wants to kick on and earn more playing time for City and backs his ability to retain his place and fend off competition from the new signings.

Tudgay said:"I've given the gaffer food for thought, the goal obviously helps my corner.

"Hopefully I'll be back in the team, fingers crossed, I've waited for my chance.

"I've not played many games but I've kept working hard, I know what I can do in front of goal."

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