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“Ruthlessness in each box, we’ve got to get more ruthless in both the attacking and defensive boxes.” Coventry City’s Jordan Willis

26 November 2016

The Sky Blues suffer second home defeat of the season, as an Ed Upson double steals all three points...

Coventry City captain Jordan Willis has spoken about the need for his side to become more ruthless in the aftermath of the 2-1 loss to MK Dons.

City were behind early on courtesy of an Upson header, but midfielder Ben Stevenson drew the home side level with a wonderful 30-yard effort, before being dismissed in the second half.

With the Sky Blues down to ten men, MK Dons made advantage of the extra man as Upson scored his second of the game, and third of the ’16/’17 campaign. 

Willis said: “It is tough to take, especially with the amount of play and possession we had in the first half. It is disappointing to have only scored one goal. We should have come away with more.

“We haven’t got enough to show for it, and come away with a loss. They had three chances and put two away, and we didn’t make enough of our dominance.

“It is always difficult to go a man down in a game, but we still have to try and play our game. It was 1-1 at the time, so we wanted to push on for a goal but unfortunately it went the other way.”  

The Sky Blues now face two knockout ties, firstly in FA Cup action, followed by a Checkatrade Trophy fixture against Crawley. 

The 22-year old added: “It is always difficult coming back from three loses, but we have two cup games coming up which are massive. We have to come back fighting. 

“Ruthlessness in each box, we’ve got to get more ruthless in both the attacking and defensive boxes. 

“We want to do well in the cup this year, but no matter what game it is every one is a massive game. We have to show we can bounce back.”  

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