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"When you're 2-0 up into the last ten minutes, you've got to get the win." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

24 October 2015

The Sky Blues also said Joe Cole will need time to get his match fitness up to speed after the 2-2 draw...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray was left frustrated with his side's defending in the final stages of the game after the 2-2 draw at Swindon.

The Sky Blues were in control and seemingly heading for maximum points thanks to second-half goals from Romain Vincelot and Marcus Tudgay.

Unfortunately, Ben Gladwin netted with six minutes to go and Nicky Ajose slotted home an injury-time penalty as City drop two points at the County Ground.

Mowbray believes the Sky Blues should have recorded maximum points against the Robins as the Sky Blues stay 4th in the League One table.

The City boss said: "When you're 2-0 up going into the final 10 minutes, you have to go on a win the game.

"We've got to use it as a lesson on how to see out games. It's hugely disappointing on the back of the first 80 minutes where we controlled the game and defended well.

"It feels like a defeat but it's a point away from home so we've got to try and get the positives from it and move on the next one.

"We deserved the win of course and I'm just disappointed for the fans as they should be taking the points home with them but it's not to be."

The Sky Blues now face two games at the Ricoh Arena against Peterborough United and Barnsley as City look to get back to winning ways.

He added: "In reality, in the away games, we've drawn three on the bounce. The positive is that we're not losing games of course.

"Ultimately, we've now got to claim maximum points in our home games. We've got two games on the bounce now and that has to be the aim.

"Joe Cole hasn't played a lot of football recently and we need to build up his fitness so for him to play two games in a week was always going to be a challenge. It's important we take our time with him."


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