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"We’ve probably come away unfortunate to lose, they’re very good side who are well organised." - Coventry City's Mark Venus

12 November 2016

Mark Venus on the Sky Blues' League One defeat against table toppers Scunthorpe United...

Sky Blues interim boss Mark Venus believes his side were unfortunate to be on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline against visiting side Scunthorpe United. 

Josh Morris scored the only goal of the game as the league leaders continued their fine run of form with another three points.  

The Sky Blues had previously held a 14 game unbeaten run at the Ricoh, and arguably had the better of the play during today's encounter. Venus said: “I think it was an enjoyable game for the fans, we went toe-to-toe with at this moment the best team in the league.

“We’ve probably come away unfortunate to lose, they’re very good side who are well organised. I thought we limited their chances in the game, but failed to take any of ours.

“They’re a team that has scored a lot of goals this season, but struggled to create many clear-cut chances in the ninety minutes. We’ve probably created the better chances which is hugely disappointing.”   

Despite defeat, Venus was pleased with the desire of his players, especially after conceding the opening goal and admitted the result could have been very different on another day. 

“I can’t fault any of their commitment today. We have a young side and they battled very well. I think the opposition just had a little more knowhow and experience. 

“On another day we could be talking now about three points won and a good team performance, but that is football and these things happen."

He added: “I think we could have done better with the ball at times and got it to the final third with a bit more quality, but it's certainly a game the players come away from learning a lot.”
  

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