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"We're looking forward to Tuesday night to put things right." Coventry City's Chris Stokes

17 October 2015

The defender also talked about Joe Cole, saying he had to keep refreshing social media to check it was him who had signed...

Coventry City defender Chris Stokes is glad the Sky Blues have a game on Tuesday night in order to put things right after the 0-0 draw against Blackpool.

The Sky Blues had a number of chances to win the game against the Tangerines but were thwarted by Blackpool who remained solid throughout the 90 minutes.

Stokes had one of those chances, where he hit a fabulous right-footed effort from the edge of the box which forced visiting stopper Colin Doyle into a magnificent save.

The 24-year old full-back thought his effort had gone in but is now looking forward to Tuesday night at Spotland.

"I thought it had gone in to be honest!" Stokes said.

"Flecky's knocked it to me and I thought I'd swing and have a go, it was a great save, I thought I'd scored and thought how's the got there! It was one of those games really. 

"We had to keep plugging away, in some games this season we've been trying to get late goals and today just wasn't our day. I suppose we have to look at the positives today, that we're still unbeaten at home and have three clean sheets in the league. We have to keep that going.

"I'm pleased we've got a game on Tuesday, we've got a chance to get back out and get three points. We're looking forward to Rochdale."

The Sky Blues confirmed the shock swoop of Joe Cole last night on loan from Aston Villa, and Stokes couldn't believe what he was seeing when the news was announced.

The pair met briefly in the tunnel after the game and Stokes believes the move shows the current ambition of the club.

He added: "I'm delighted! It's massive, it shows how far we've come, he wouldn't join for no reason I'm sure he can see the ambition.

"I was shocked - I had to refresh social media to make sure it was him! He's played for England, won Premier League titles and it shows how far we can go to attract players like him."

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