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"Criticism is part of football. People are entitled to have their opinion, you just have to get on with it."- Coventry City's Andy Webster

16 January 2015

Sky Blues defender wants the side to give a better showing of themselves as they prepare to take on Gillingham at Priestfield tomorrow…

Coventry City defender Andy Webster has expressed his desire for the Sky Blues to remain united as they prepare to take on Gillingham in a SkyBet League One clash tomorrow.

A win could see City move as many as seven places up the League One table and move further clear of their hosts from Kent, who sit in the relegation places.

With over 300 professional appearances to his name, Webster is one of the more experienced members of the squad.

He revealed that he was happy to share his experience with the side if necessary and said that criticism was part and parcel of the game.

"Criticism is part of football," he said. "People are entitled to have their opinion, you just have to deal with it and get on with it.

"People start to look for little things when things are going against you, things that aren't even there. We are here to win football matches and we are all in it together.

"The league is so tight, there is always something to be playing for. It is never easy and it will be another tough test tomorrow against Gillingham."

A win would be City's first double over an opponent this season and the experienced Scot is eager to put Monday's result against top of the league Swindon behind them.

The 32 year-old continued: "We came up against a good side Monday, they are top of the league for a reason.

"We had the best period at the start of the second half, but we got caught out too many times. Swindon were ruthless. It is about the reaction we give now.

"There is no point about anything else, the aim tomorrow is to win. Winning football matches is the best way to breed confidence.

"Our away form has picked up recently, if we pick up the home form we can start to get some consistency.

"I don't think we approach games differently away from home, I think it's more that teams adapt their game plans coming to us. We need to deal with it."

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