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NEWS: “We’ll be back in training on Sunday and hopefully Tuesday is a game we can go and win.” - Coventry City’s John Fleck

25 March 2016

City's hopes of a top six finish take another blow at the hands of Peterborough United...

The Sky Blues endured a disappointing start to the Easter weekend with a 3-1 defeat to Peterborough as Mowbray’s men forgo the chance to re-enter the play-off picture.

City hit the Posh early on with a barrage of goalscoring opportunities, as Jacob Murphy hit the post and Marc-Antoine Fortune squandered a one on one chance.

The star of the night was undoubtedly Ben Alnwick in the Peterborough goal, who twice tipped Murphy’s shots on to the post and kept out goalbound efforts from Sam Ricketts, John Fleck and Joe Cole.

Fleck spoke in the wake of the defeat: “Very frustrating. I thought we played reasonably well tonight and didn’t get what we deserved. 

“We started the game really well. The manager was keen for us to start well and keep them pinned in and make sure our passing was better than it has been in recent weeks.

“The most important thing at this point in the season is the three points.”

Mowbray’s men peppered Alnwick’s goal throughout the first-half, but fell victim to a Peterborough goal on the stroke of half-time.  

Captain Michael Bostwick put the home side ahead just before the interval, with Lee Angol and Harry Beautyman completing the scoring for Peterborough.

Cole clawed one back for the Sky Blues, but wasn’t able to inspire a complete City comeback.

Fleck added: “We had a good few chances in the first-half. We got punished by the set piece soon after. The manager has told us to keep our heads up as it was a positive performance but a disappointing result. 

“The defending wasn’t great, we expect to do better than that. 

“If we keep performing like that and take our opportunities a bit more clinically, I think we are capable of three of four results on the bounce. 

“We’ll be back in training on Sunday and hopefully Tuesday is a game we can go and win.”

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