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INTERVIEW: Lee Burge Reflects On Mansfield Result

12 November 2017

Yesterday afternoon, the Sky Blues fell to a 1-0 defeat to Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two action at the Ricoh Arena.

The goal for the visitors came late on in the game, in what had been a hard fought contest, with City creating chances which could’ve seen them win the game.

A strike from range by the Stags was almost kept out by Lee Burge, but at full stretch, he just couldn’t get enough of a hand on the ball to keep it out.

The ‘keeper was frustrated after the game about the result, but is already focusing on putting things right in the next fixture against Lincoln City.

He said: “We’ve been on a bit of a run so it’s frustrating. We’ve created chances in the game and they’ve created chances and they’ve took one, so it’s frustrating really.

“We started off well, it’s probably the best we’ve started this season, it’s a shame that none of the chances went in.

“We always are solid at the back and it’s such a shame that they scored from where they did and how they did really, it was poor from us giving possession away and then they went and scored.

“It was a good strike it’s moving away from me and I’m on full stretch. I got fingers on to it but unfortunately I couldn’t get enough on it.

“I don’t think it will knock us back, we have got to just learn from today and go into the next game believing that we will get the three points.”

Despite the defeat, only one side in the top seven managed to pick up maximum points this weekend, meaning the league still remains tight.

City are still in the play-offs and are just six points off an automatic promotion place and Burge hopes next week him and his team mates will be able to climb up the table.

“It is frustrating; we’re working hard every day.

“In training the lads are finishing it, it’s just one of them, it’s not falling for us at the moment in the games.

“This season it is quite weird in the league, anyone can beat anyone.

“It’s a good, hard league to play in, but hopefully we will get back on the ball next week and get the three points.”

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