City complete the double over Millwall as a special strike from John Fleck inspires a Sky Blues comeback...
Ruben Lameiras delivered a bright performance on his return to the starting XI as the Sky Blues claimed their second victory of the season over play-off hopefuls Millwall.
Lions centre-back Byron Webster headed the visiting side in to an early lead when he connected with a Shane Ferguson corner, but a wonder strike from John Fleck and a neat finish from frontman Marcus Tudgay completed a memorable comeback for the Sky Blues.
The contentious talking point of the game involved Lameiras himself, as Lion’s defender Shaun Williams was dismissed by referee Mark Haywood after an altercation with the Sky Blues winger.
Lameiras commented on the incident: “I went up to him and he headbutted me, the rest is the rest. The ref got it right, I was disappointed to be booked myself but I just let the referee make the decisions.”
The 21-year old earned his first start since the Rochdale fixture in early March and was especially pleased to see his side earn a hard fought 2-1 victory.
He added: “We needed that, the boys want to carry on and end the season on a high. We’ve all set ourselves individual targets to win as many as we can and see where that takes us. We’re a tight bunch of lads, we’re in it together and we’ll fight until the end of the season.
“We get our heads down and try to put ourselves in the manager’s picture, I’m happy to get some minutes. I can always do more, but the most important thing was the win today.”
Midfielder John Fleck grabbed a special equaliser on the hour mark, before Marcus Tudgay completed the turnaround when he converted an Adam Armstrong through ball in the 71st minute.
Lameiras commented on City’s scoring duo: “Fleck has got that bit about him, he can produce special moments and you saw that today. Tudgay is always a threat, he works hard in training and he’s been around the game a long time so he knows what positions to get in.
“There has been a lot of ups and downs, we fell short a bit and we’re disappointed to have come from where we were at the start but we can put that right next year.
“We’re a tight bunch, with Jodi [Jones] just coming in to the fold as well. It shows what the club are trying to achieve, we’re going forward which is good.”