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"It’s never great to lose by three goals, when you go a goal down first minute you are up against it." - Coventry City's Nicky Eaden

31 January 2017

Nicky Eaden on the young Sky Blues' defeat against the R's in the Development League South...

Under-23s coach Nicky Eaden was left disappointed with basic errors as the Sky Blues fell to defeat against Queens Park Rangers

The visitors took the lead inside a minute and Eaden believes it was always going to be an uphill challenge from that moment. Defeat leaves City in fourth place in the Development League South, with a game in hand on third placed Millwall.

“It’s never great to lose by three goals, whether it was a deserved 3-0 game it doesn’t matter. When you go a goal down first minute you are straight away up against it,” He said.

“It was mainly individual errors defensively. It was a really poor display in that aspect as we gave them too many chances. With the ball, in between the goals, we weren’t too bad.

“We created chances, nothing majorly clear cut but we certainly built up a little bit of pressure, although the final ball and defensive display that let us down.”

City fielded three trialist’s in the starting XI, with many of the early core of the side that previously went nine unbeaten at the beginning of the season missing. However, Eaden believes it's an opportunity for certain players to impress going into the second half of the season.

“We had some decent partnerships going at the beginning of the season, we had Jack McBean up top with George Thomas and Cian Harries and Jack Finch were doing well, also.

“It gets you into a rhythm, but with the changes and the news lads who have only been in the club a couple of days it can change that.

He added: “Even with that, it doesn’t excuse the individual errors, the basic errors that cost us a few goals today. If you do your job, especially defensively you’ll usually get a positive result.”

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