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NEWS: “I don’t think that many teams, if any, have played us off the pitch and yet we are coming up short." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

9 April 2016

The City boss is left disappointed as Wigan claim all three points at the DW Stadium courtesy of a scrappy Will Grigg goal...

Tony Mowbray has cited Coventry City’s lack of goals as his teams downfall of late, despite holding the league leaders until just shy of the hour mark. 

Will Grigg scored the only goal of the game in a tight affair at the DW Stadium, as Wigan stretched their lead to four points at the top and extended their unbeaten run to 20 games.

City limited Wigan for large spells of the 90 minutes, including a splendid penalty save from young goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook but were unable to make a breakthrough. 

The Sky Blues are now three games without a goal, despite edging Wigan for shots on goal (7) and equalling their stat for shots on target (4).

“That’s been the story for the last three months really,” said the City boss.

“I don’t think that many teams, if any, have played us off the pitch and yet we are coming up short.

“We’re not scoring goals although it’s mainly the same personnel on the pitch who were scoring freely in the first-half of the season.

"I think the grind of this league is taking its toll on a few now – they’re not as bright, as energetic, as fast and alert as they were and yet I thought they worked hard enough to earn a goal.

“There was no lack of endeavour. I can’t question the players desire or their effort for the football club – but the result is all that people see and we’ve lost another tight game," Mowbray added.

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