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"It does feel like a one-off game though, an occasion, anything can happen. We've got a job to do." - Coventry City's Jim O'Brien

2 May 2015

The City captain has demanded the squad get the 'job done' and not to rely on other results tomorrow against Crawley...

Coventry City captain Jim O'Brien has stressed the Sky Blues don't want to be relying on other results and need to get the 'job done'.

The Sky Blues travel to Crawley Town tomorrow in need of a result to guarantee League One safety on the final day of the season at the checkatrade.com stadium.

Crewe Alexandra face Bradford City at home and Notts County travel to Gillingham in what should be a nervous final day in the third tier of English football.

The City captain believes the squad shouldn't rely on the manager Tony Mowbray to get them motivated for the Survival Sunday clash.

O'Brien said: "We don't want to be relying on another result, it is up to us to go out there and get the job done. We'll be set up to go and win the game.

"It might be more of a cautious approach though as Crawley's game is based around the counter-attack and we're aware of that. We can't get caught out. 

"The manager is a good motivator but also, we shouldn't have to rely on the manager to get ourselves up for the game. It is a huge occasion and we're all aware of what we need to do.

"At the end of the day, we cross that line and it is down to us. Every player has that responsibility on them on Sunday to perform and we've all got to make sure we're at the top of our game."

The Sky Blues can go into the game with confidence having remained unbeaten away from home since the start of March, winning three out of five games.

O'Brien admitted his frustration with results this season and says no-one knows what to expect going into the 'huge occasion'.

He added: "Our form away from home has been really good and we need to remember that going into the game. It does feel like a one-off game though, an occasion, anything can happen.

"There has been loads of games this season where we haven't got the points we should have got. I can remember plenty of silly goals being conceded and that's the reason we're in this situation.

"It could be a really boring game or a really exciting one for the neutral. On these sorts of occasions, you never what to expect and that's football. 

"We've got to get the job done and as soon as the season is done with, we can look to next season and what a big year it'll be." 


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