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"It's so frustrating to concede from a set-piece. But we have to move on with the new manager coming in." Coventry City's Aaron Martin

3 March 2015

The Sky Blues defender was left bitterly disappointed with the defeat tonight but is eager to put that aside and focus on learning under Tony Mowbray...

Coventry City defender Aaron Martin is frustrated that the Sky Blues didn't pick up at least a point against Barnsley at Oakwell.

In a tight game, George Waring's header was enough for the hosts from a set-piece.

Martin admitted that the side had talked about set-pieces throughout the week which made it more frustrating for the defender, but he remains confident that City can shoot up the table with more consistency.

"It was so frustrating that their goal came from a set piece," Martin said. 

"We had the better chances throughout the game so we're disappointed.

"We've been talking about set-plays all week so as I said conceding from one is so frustrating. The conditions tonight were very difficult to be honest, the wind in the first-half was so hard to play in but we've got to do better.

"I think we've been playing well of late but not picking up the results. We need more consistency and hard-work to get us up the table."

With the appointment of Tony Mowbray confirmed, Martin is looking to move on from tonight's defeat and admitted his excitement at getting started under the new boss.

The defender believes that the young back-four can continue to learn under the new boss - Martin has been the most senior defender in the back four at the age of 25 over the last two games.

He said: "We're all excited to get going under the new manager now.

"There is a lot he can say to teach us and coach us I'm excited to get going. Obviously I want to keep my spot, it's up to the manager but I'm eager to keep playing. 

"It's easy to forget how young our back-four is at times. Penny's quite young and I'm enjoying playing with him week-in week-out. We defended so well Saturday so the potential is there, we're learning together. It's a new experience with me being the most senior defender but it's a learning curve for us all and we have to move on to Port Vale on Saturday."



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