Forward Marcus Tudgay was left frustrated at a lapse in concentration as the Sky Blues’ couldn't make the breakthrough in Lancashire...
Tudgay was a first-half substitute after an injury to midfielder Chris McCann as City were defeated on the road, with goals from Chris Long and Martyn Woolford giving Fleetwood a 2-0 victory at Highbury yesterday.
Despite seemingly controlling the game before the home side capitalised on a quick break, Tudgay knows his side need to turn possession into goalscoring chances, but also defend better against teams that play on the counter-attack.
“It’s a disappointing outcome because after a slow start I thought we managed the game well and started applying a lot of pressure.” Tudgay said. “Similarly at the start of the second half we were in control and trying to force the issue, and the goal came from a lapse in concentration.
“We were attacking and before you knew it we didn't have enough men back to defend, and all our previous pressure was undone in one moment. It is something we can’t allow to happen if we want to win games.”
Tudgay admitted that his side are disappointed with the start to the season, but confidence hasn't dwindled among the young squad.
“Disappointed, yes, but we are certainly not short of confidence at the moment. We all believe we are good enough to turn this around but it is about showing that on the pitch.
“We do have talent here and at the moment we seem to be snatching at chances. What should be a relatively simple chance we are making look more difficult and perhaps thinking about it too much.”
He added: “Once one goal comes it could be a case of the floodgates opening, but we know we can’t get disheartened, we’ve got to keep working on the training pitch and look to improve our results.”