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INTERVIEW: Michael Doyle reflects on 'frustrating' draw at Barnet

Captain speaks following 0-0 draw at The Hive Stadium...

7 October 2017

Coventry City captain Michael Doyle reflected on a ‘frustrating game’ following the 0-0 draw at Barnet.

In an afternoon of few clear cut chances for either side, the 1390 travelling supporters saw a game where the Sky Blues struggled to maintain the tempo of previous weeks performances.

“It was a tough game in the sense that we couldn’t get our rhythm going” said Doyle.

“We came here with intentions of winning the game and playing some nice football, but to be fair to them they stopped us from doing that and got in our faces and didn’t give us a minute.

It was quite a frustrating game from our point of view. Second-half we had a little spell, but I didn’t feel anytime in the game we were really that on top.

“To come away from home and not play our best, and still pick up a point – it’s not a bad point.”

City got more on top in the second half of the contest, creating the best opportunities of the match, but failed to find the elusive winner.

Doyle commented, “Even towards the end of the game, we were still there trying to win it, which probably says a lot about our mentality. We want to get as many points on the board as possible, and we’re not going into games looking for a draw, we’re trying to win every game.”

The Sky Blues secured another clean sheet, making it the eighth time in the league already that the opposition haven’t managed to get a goal against Mark Robins’ side, and Midfielder Doyle said that the whole team is part of that success.  

“The whole team takes credit for the clean sheets. We’re solid as a team and we all work hard for each other. Obviously we’re solid at the back, but it comes through the team. That was the platform at the beginning of the season.

“The last two weeks we looked really good attacking at home, and we just need to build on that away from home.”


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