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“That’s the most disappointed I’ve been all year. We didn’t show enough fight today.” - Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

23 April 2016

The Sky Blues' boss reflects on what's been a difficult day for City, as his side fell to a 2-0 defeat to Doncaster Rovers...

Coventry City suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium, as goals from Tommy Rowe and Andy Williams secured the points for the hosts.

 

It was a first defeat in three games for the Sky Blues after back-to-back wins against Millwall and Bradford City.


However, despite the recent upsurge in form ,the City manager felt frustrated and disappointed with his side's performance, stating the players lacked fight.


“That’s the most disappointed I’ve been all year,” Mowbray said.


 for me. If you’re a boxer in a boxing ring and you get punched in the nose, you have to fight back, and we didn’t do that today.disappointing“We didn’t show enough fight today, which is very 


.”couldn't do that“There was a distinct lack of fight, and unfortunately I think its the team we have got. I thought today we would have to defend well against a team that would be on the front foot, pressing high up, and we 


Mowbray also added that maybe putting faith in some of the younger players was a mistake, as they didn’t deliver what was expected.


"Maybe it was a bit too much for a few of the young players,” Mowbray added.


“It was a mistake maybe putting faith in the young players at the top of the pitch. I thought we could break away on the counter, using some speed and directness, but it didn’t pan out that way.


“There was not enough fight and I am disappointed for the supporters that travelled up today. I haven’t been as disappointed as this, this year, even when we were on a bad run and lost some close matches, we should have won.


“But today was just not good enough.”



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