Jack Stephens and teammates will look toward Saturday's fixture with Rochdale to reverse Coventry City's dip in league form...
Coventry City’s central defender, Jack Stephens has turned his attention to Saturday’s fixture at home to Rochdale amid the disappointing 2-0 defeat to Barnsley.
The Tykes scored either of half-time to seal their tenth victory in 12 games, but Stephens is keen for his side to push forward from a forgettable night for the Sky Blues.
“Losing so late Saturday, we wanted to come out with a positive performance as a team. We hold our hands up, we weren’t good enough tonight.”
The Southampton loanee was especially dissatisfied to concede from two set-plays, as Barnsley extend their fine run of form and now sit level on points with City.
“We’ve conceded two from set-pieces, that is unlike us. We have limited them to chances really. So to concede from two set-plays is very disappointing.”
The League One fixtures come thick and fast over the next few weeks and the 22-year old will be looking to overturn City’s losing streak against Rochdale at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.
“We got another game Saturday - we need pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and make sure we put in a better performance Saturday.
“When they scored, that picked the crowd up. At half-time we are still in the game, but their second killed us. We couldn’t find the breakthrough tonight.
“We have got to pick ourselves up looking toward Saturday and put a good show on for the fans because they don’t deserve to travel this far, they didn’t deserve that tonight.
“It doesn’t matter what formation is played, if you don’t perform you don’t win,” Stephens added.