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“We’re doing this for the city, for the club - hopefully we can get each other going for Tuesday night.” Coventry City’s James Maddison

5 March 2016

James Maddison looks immediately to Tuesday night's clash with Shrewsbury Town to end City's win drought...

Coventry City’s poor run of results continues as Rochdale steal all three points in the final kick of the game at the Ricoh Arena.

The tie was settled by a solitary goal, scored by Rochdale’s Ian Henderson from the spot in the 89th minute as John Fleck was adjudged to have fouled the eventual goalscorer in the box. 

The result was an exact replica of the scoreline registered at Spotland in 2014, in which Henderson again scored a penalty to seal the win. 

Coventry midfielder, James Maddison has accepted that the late goal was a disappointing way to lose the game.

He said: “It is hard to take - a late goal. We’re on a bad run of form and we need that slice of luck to go our way.

“I think you need to start worrying when you aren’t creating chances, we had a few opportunities to score today. Keeper has pulled off a good save from Arma.” 

Coventry City travel to Shrewsbury on Tuesday evening and Maddison believes that the quick turnaround gives City the chance to bounce back from today’s defeat.

“We’re doing this for the city, for the club and hopefully we can get each other going again ready for Tuesday night. It benefits us that there is a game in two days time, we will look to put this right. 

“We had a great start to the season. The belief is fully there, we’ve got a good enough squad to make it out of this league. 

“We’re going to keep plugging away, keep working hard and hopefully our luck will change," Maddison commented.

The 19-year old is still confident about City’s prospects this season and has emphasised that the mood in camp is one of togetherness.

Maddison added: “Semi-decisions in the game today, penalty shouts etc. We can’t use that as an excuse though. It’s about sticking together, in times of bad form, and getting each other over that line.”

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