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“I always think it is going in when I make contact with the ball, he has made a great save.” - Coventry City’s Marcus Tudgay

2 April 2016

Sky Blues striker Marcus Tudgay saw his last minute effort touched on to the underside of the crossbar in a frustrating draw for City...

The Sky Blues were held to a goalless draw at Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium as both teams were forced to share one point a piece. 

Marcus Tudgay had the best chance to seal the victory, as he saw his effort tipped on to the crossbar in the dying stages of the game.

City have dropped to eleventh in the league, but only one point separates the four teams above in a tightly fought League One race.

Tudgay reflects on his last minute chance, he said: “The keeper made a great save, I asked him straight after and he touched it. I’m going to say it was going in, I’d like to see it back.

“I always think it is going in when I make contact with the ball, he has made a great save. Pleasing result from last game, so we build on today and go again.

“If I could get a goal and the three points it would have been good, but for me personally to get the 90-minutes I was pleased.”

Tudgay made his first start since the trip to Southend in January and gave a solid 90 minutes for City, but for the absence of a goal.

The point is a welcomed one for Mowbray’s City as they break a two game losing streak.

Tudgay added: “We got stronger as the game went on, maybe we were a bit nervous to begin with. We came in to our own, their captain praised us after the game. 

“It was a good battle, we come away with our heads held high. We have come out and kept ourselves in the game early on, we build on that.

“We take a point, on the back of a bad run. Goals will come, we have to stay positive. I’m a believer of training how we play. 

“I thought the back line was solid, dealt with it well. Phillips come in to the team, did really well. That’s a big plus.” 

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