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“The game panned out as we knew it would, its just frustrating that we couldn’t win it” – Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

19 March 2016

The City boss reflects on the disappointing goalless draw with the Robins...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray was left disappointed as his team were held to a goalless draw at home to Swindon.

The Sky Blues dominated possession for large proportions of the game, but the team couldn’t apply that final touch.

Mowbray felt his team executed their game plan well but were unfortunate not to pick up all three points, which would have seen them go level with Barnsley, in the last play-off position.

“The game panned out as we knew it would, its just frustrating that we couldn’t win it,” Mowbray said.

“We had a great chance right at the death, which the keeper did very well to save from Darius. However, they are a good side and I thought we concentrated well and we saw off their threats pretty well.

“We have had to move the defence around a lot. I don’t think we have had the same defence for any length of time with all the injuries we have had. 

“Lorentzson came off today, we have had to move Ricketts from right-back to centre-half to left-back, juggling the defence around as a result of the injuries coming thick and fast.”

However the Sky Blues boss feels his team dealt well with their defensive duties today, and with a bit more luck down the other end of the pitch, they could have emerged as victors.

“We were defensively fine today but I think the other end of the pitch is where we have to keep trying to work on it,” Mowbray added.

“We have to try and find the right balance. We will be without Adam for the next few games, which will give us an opportunity to have a look at someone else, and see if we can find a combination that can change our fortunes in front of goal. But at the end of the day we need end product from our footballers. A cross in the box, we can have a shot a goal from, or score a goal from.

“Darius has been training really well and he’s scoring goals for fun on the training ground and his opportunity will come. Whether it be starting in a game, or getting a half-hour here and there."

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