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"Today we dug out three points. There will be better footballing days in the future." - Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray

28 March 2015

Sky Blues boss felt that City ground out the 1-0 win against Peterborough but believes that there is better football to come from the team…

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray was delighted at the Sky Blues beating Peterborough United 1-0 at the ABAX Stadium but feels that 'both teams were as bad as each other'.

A Blair Turgott second half strike was enough to send the Sky Blues three points clear of the relegation zone in SkyBet League One and make it three away wins in a row.

Mowbray believes that conditions played a part in the scrappy game but that the defence stood tall to keep their clean sheet against the Posh this afternoon.

"Firstly I'm delighted with the three points," he said. "But there will be better footballing days to come.

"I've stood at many press conferences saying that the best team has not won but today I feel that both teams were as bad as each other.

"It wasn't a spectacle but we are in a position where we need to win games and find a way and today we did that.

"I went back to basics with the defence and told them to keep it one touch and clear any danger straight away and wait for the chance.

"Peterborough have beaten sides like that recently and we did well to keep them at bay and then Blair has popped up with a crucial goal.

"Today we have dug out a result. There will be better days in the future and I think it will come when there isn't a fear factor and we aren't constantly looking over our shoulders and are away from the drop."

Turgott scored his first City goal in his second appearance and Mowbray revealed that he talked to the former West Ham player earlier in the week.

He also revealed how he has spoken to many of the youngsters in the Sky Blues' squad and told them that 'football must be a passion' if they are to realise their potential.

He continued: "Blair took his goal well. He's been on at me asking if he can get a chance. He missed a reserve game against Millwall on monday through illness and I questioned his desire,

"But he's been brilliant since then, he has worked hard in training and he has come on for us today and scored the winning goal.

"I've said to the young lads that if they want to get to their best and make a career for themselves, then football has to be an absolute passion.

"They need to put the hard work in, stay behind after training. I hope they've taken it on board and will apply it to their games.

"I've said to the players today like I always do, that they need to look past the result and at their performance. Today's performance isn't what we want."

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