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“Everyone knows we didn’t deliver today, we’ve let the fans down, the gaffer and the staff down.” - Coventry City’s Marcus Tudgay

23 April 2016

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Marcus Tudgay reflects on a disappointing day for the Sky Blues as they lost to League One strugglers Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Two first-half goals condemned City to defeat, both conceded from headers courtesy of Tommy Rowe and Andy Williams.

Tudgay was a second-half substitute for Tony Mowbray, having scored the winning goal against Millwall just a week ago.

The frontman said: “Disappointing, not turned up today. We let the fans down, the club down and the manager down. We didn’t show any bottle, or anything to show desire.  

“Big apologies to the fans that travelled today. For me, when I do get my minutes I try and make an impact. I’m an experienced head, try to get the boys going again and get them firing.

“Some players like it when the pitch is green, some can perform when it’s muddy and it’s nitty and gritty. Some players hide from that, some players come out and show bottle. I think it’s a case of finding a balance in the team, the ones who will run through brick walls for you and the ones who are silky and skilful.”

The striker was given little opportunity to impact the game, with City reduced to hopefuls balls for much of the second-half. Despite a bright start, the Sky Blues were two behind going in to the break and couldn’t find the response needed to overturn the first-half deficit.

Tudgay added: “Each once of us need to think about our game today, but we’ll come back in Monday and give the fans something to cheer about again.

“We will want to put that right. It’s up to the older shoulders to dust everyone down and say we go again. You can knocked down in your career, you have to bounce back.”

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