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“I was looking to get myself forward and I think that is indicative of the way the team plays” – Coventry City’s Andy Rose

30 January 2016

The City midfielder also revealed he was happy to get on the pitch to make his debut for the Sky Blues at the Ricoh Arena...

Sky Blues midfielder Andy Rose has stressed that the players still believe they are in a good position after falling to a 2-1 home defeat to Scunthorpe United.   

The loss was the third in a row for Coventry City, but the 25-year old midfielder spoke of his teammates confidence in the footballing ethos at the club.

Rose said: “I thought we were capable, especially the way we started the second half. We felt confident of getting a couple of goals and turning it around. 

“At this level, this league is fine margins. A lot of teams are tough to break down, tough to beat.

“I think you need to keep believing in the philosophy, keep believing in the group.”

Rose, who made his debut for the Sky Blues after coming off the bench at half-time, was pleased to get his first 45-minutes in a City shirt.

“Really happy to get my debut. Hopefully I can kick on from here, I’ll keep working hard in training. 

“Keep putting myself in good positions and look to start the next match.”

The Sky Blues face Port Vale away in their next fixture as they look to reverse a dip in form and stay in touch with the teams in the surrounding play-off places.

Rose added: “It’s a confident group of players, a strong team mentality. 

“I’m always going to bring energy and urgency, that’s what the manager has asked of Jim [O’Brien] and I - inject a bit of energy in to the group.

“Training this week was excellent, just the result wasn’t what we wanted today and we need to make sure we turn things around pretty quickly.

“We had some opportunities to turn it around. Obviously it wasn’t to be.”

After picking up one point in the past four games, Rose is confident that the attacking mentality and quality among the squad will force a change in fortune.

He finished by saying: “I was looking to get myself forward and I think that is quite indicative of the way the team plays. We have fantastic playmakers on the team.

“The team has got so much success playing this formation, this system throughout the season. 

“You’ve got to believe things will turn around and after being here for a month and seeing how the boys train, I am confident.”

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