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"They were there to be put to the sword, but we've missed some clear cut chances." Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray

10 March 2015

Sky Blues boss was disappointed with just a draw against Bradford but feels his strike force is a threat for any side…

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray revealed his frustration at his sides inability to convert chances as they drew 1-1 with Bradford City at the Ricoh Arena.

Frank Nouble put City ahead on the stroke of half-time but Mark Yeates' free-kick rescued a point for the Bantams.

Mowbray was pleased with the Sky Blues' first half display but lamented the 'clear cut' chances that City squandered.

"The first half we played really well," he said. "But we missed some clear cut chances.

"If you look at our productivity, you couldn't say that we didn't put ourselves about and make chances. Someone said in the dressing room that it's shooting practise tomorrow and to be honest it feels like it.

"Bradford were drained from Saturday's FA Cup game, they were there to be put to the sword. It's disappointing we didn't, we should have won the game.

"We had a spell after their goal when they were on the front foot but even then we had chances to score, it's a lack of confidence from the Striker's maybe, that's all it is."

Mowbray feels that the Sky Blues' attack has the ability to cause problems and Marcus Tudgay, Frank Nouble and Nick Proschwitz all had chances in the game.

The 51-year old wants his attack to put things right and feels that if they play as they did tonight, they will get the goals to fire City to League One safety.

He continued: "Marcus Tudgay, Frank Nouble, Nick Proschwitz. Them and Dominic Samuel, they're all a handful. We have the ability to cause trouble for most sides in the division.

"It was always the plan to bring on guys who would ask questions of the defence when they were tiring, but my hand was forced somewhat with some injuries.

"Aaron Martin may have concussion, he'll be looked at. Jim felt his hamstring so that's why he came off.

"It was round holes and square pegs somewhat as we had Matty Pennington, who was great at centre-back, pushed onto the right as we had to chop and change.

"I think overall though if we play like that for the rest of the season then we will get points and be okay."

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