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“You have to stand up to be counted in a man’s world and they got overran today.” - Coventry City’s Mark Venus

4 December 2016

City exit the FA Cup in the second round, as Luke Berry comes away with the match ball...

The Sky Blues interim boss articulated his disappointment in the aftermath of the club’s FA Cup exit, having lost 4-0 to Cambridge United.

The U’s youth product, Luke Berry, scored all four goals in a day to forget for the away side. 

Venus said: “I feel for everyone connected to the football club. I can stand here and break it down for you, but bottom line is it was a day we let everyone down. I’m stood here taking responsibility.

“It is the fan’s football club. The performance from my football team just wasn’t good enough. The frustrations of the fans is understandable, everyone needs to take the blame for a terrible day.

“You have to stand up to be counted in a man’s world and they got overran today. We have to pat ourselves down and recover for Wednesday.”

The Sky Blues now have a Checkatrade Trophy tie to prepare for, against another League Two outfit Crawley Town. The game takes place at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday evening.  

Venus added: “It is tough to pick a team at the moment, bottom line is we lost 4-0 today. I think the players have to understand the disappointment of everyone concerned with the club today.

“In all aspects, it was no where near good enough.” 

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