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“We are trying to improve, we have gone from a team surviving on the last day to trying to get promotion” – Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

25 March 2016

The Sky Blues boss discusses the disappointing result against the Posh...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray felt his team performed well and were unlucky to lose against Peterborough at the ABAX Stadium.


The Sky Blues were condemned to defeat thanks to goals from Michael Bostwick, Lee Angol and Harry Beautyman for the home side, as they claimed victory.


However, the Sky Blues boss felt his team did well and perhaps should have come away with a lot more than a defeat.


“We didn’t take our chances and shot ourself in the foot a little bit, with the goals we have conceded today,” Mowbray said.


"It should not have mattered with the opportunites we had. It’s a mystery how we went in at 1-0 down in the first half but that’s the harshness of football.


“We have to take it on the chin and understand we are doing a lot of things right. If we play like that most weeks, we will pick up points.


“Whether it will be enough, we’ll have to wait and see.”


Mowbray remained optismitc about his sides' future progression, citing how far the team have progressed from last season.


“We are trying to improve, we have gone from a team surviving on the last day last season, to trying to get into the play-offs,” Mowbray added.


“We have got to take the positives and I thought they were a lot. We hit the post three or four times, the keeper also made some good saves. Earlier in the season these chances were going into the net.


“Second half of the season, our main problem has been we haven’t scored enough goals in football matches, despite a lot of domination tonight, a lot of chances and a lot of stuff round their box.


“The chances didn’t go in tonight and we have to take them.  The players know that and they don’t need telling, you have to encourage them to keep same things. We are disappointed but we have to move onto the next game."


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