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NEWS: “It’s encouraging, it takes a couple of hard fought victories to get you back on track.” - Coventry City’s Andy Rose

19 April 2016

Andy Rose is the hero as the Sky Blues beat Bradford City by a goal and record consecutive victories in League One...

Coventry City recorded back to back victories for the first time since November with a 1-0 win over play-off hopefuls Bradford City on Tuesday evening.

Midfielder Andy Rose scored the only goal of the game, moments from appearing off the substitutes bench. The volleyed strike found the net off the underside of the crossbar and has moved the Sky Blues up to eleventh in the table, six points off a play-off spot.

Rose reflected on the goal: “I had just come on the pitch, playing in a bit more of an advanced role. The aim was to sniff around for any loose balls, and it fell kindly and I hit it. Fortunately it went in. 

“It’s encouraging, it takes a couple of hard fought victories to get you back on track. Just the one game at home left so looking forward to that. 

“I thought the last five or ten minutes of that game really showed the character of the lads. Bradford are a good side with attacking power and I thought we dealt with that very well. Reice was excellent, a few good punches and great saves.”

The goal was Andy Rose’s first in a Coventry City shirt and the first time he has netted in his English professional playing career. 

Having dropped out of the play-off picture after a poor run of results, the Sky Blues are now within six points of sixth placed Gillingham - with three games remaining.  

“The success that the team had in the early stages of this season, we need to live up to that,” Rose added.

“The fans deserve that, they haven’t been getting enough of that. We want them to go home happy, not only with three points but with quality of performance. We want to be a team that dominates the ball, but we also showed a lot of resolve at the end there. 

“To come back in to the fold and score a goal was big and to contribute to the win I am pleased with that, hopefully we can kick on and have a positive last few matches.

“The club is in good hands with Jamie Clapham and Tony Mowbray, they are both top quality coaches and I have really enjoyed my time under then. Six points out at the moment with three matches to go, crazier things have happened.”

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