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INTERVIEW: Chris Stokes reflects on yesterday's defeat to Exeter City

The Sky Blues fall to eighth in SkyBet League Two...

14 January 2018

Yesterday afternoon, the Sky Blues fell to a 1-0 defeat at St James Park against Exeter City in Sky Bet League Two action.

Mark Robins side were unable to convert their chances to get back into the game, despite having the better of the game after going a goal behind.

Defender Chris Stokes admitted it was a poor game and that ultimately the slow start to the game cost him and his team mates against the Grecians.

He said: “First ten minutes we weren’t at it.

“We started poorly and it cost us and one of the only chance they have had they’ve scored and then sat back and defended.

“It probably wasn’t the best game to watch and it wasn’t the best game to play in but that’s the games we have to come and get a point at least.

“We had to start better than that, so it’s frustrating and it probably cost us the game.

“We have to be consistent and we had done that in recent games but the loss has set us back, but we will go again.”

The Sky Blues will now look to bounce back against Swindon Town on Saturday when the Robins travel to the Ricoh Arena.

There are still plenty of points to play for this season and Stokes insists that City can’t get to down over the defeat and need to focus on bouncing back next week.

“There are a lot of games to go and we can’t get down on one poor result.

“There’s nineteen games to go and we are right in the mix and two points off third, so one win and we’re right back yup there so we need to make sure we’re back at it again Saturday at home.”

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