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"It was disappointing and frustrating because we had about four one-on-one's." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

20 October 2015

The City manager also praised goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook for his fifth straight clean sheet as City claim a point at Dale...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray was 'disappointed and frustrated' with the 0-0 draw at Rochdale, but praised Joe Cole's performance.

The Sky Blues couldn't find the net at Spotland despite chances from Adam Armstrong, Ryan Kent and Marc Antoine-Fortune.

City go up to 4th in the League One table with the point as Cole made his debut for the Sky Blues, as he played an hour.

Mowbray was disappointed with the result but praised the defence and keeper Reice Charles-Cook for keeping a fith consecutive clean sheet.

He said: "It was disappointing and frustrating because we had about four one-on-one's throughout the game but couldn't finish it off.

"Adam and Marco had great chances in the first-half and Ryan almost scored as soon as he came on but it wasn't to be and to be fair, they had plenty of chances as well.

"I'm delighted for Reice to keep his fifth clean sheet. I thought the defence did really well and I challenged them to keep a clean sheet without Reda Johnson.

The Sky Blues will travel to Swindon on Saturday as they look to extend the unbeaten run to five games and Mowbray praised Cole's influence.

He added: "I thought Joe Cole did really well and actually did a lot better than I thought he would. He hasn't played a lot of football over the last year and I was really impressed.

"He really pressed them when they were on the ball and if anything, probably ran around a bit too much. He was eager to get after it and create for the side.

"He's been a fantastic character in the dressing room and he's had a great impact on the lads. With more match practice, he'll only get better for us."


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