Mark Robins was pleased with the “energy” his Sky Blues side showed following their 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town at St Andrew’s on Wednesday night.
City extended their unbeaten run to eight league matches and came close to snatching a winner in the second-half when Max Biamou’s effort from close range came back off the post.
The manager was pleased with the work rate of his side, but was disappointed they couldn’t find a winning goal.
Robins said: “I’m happy because of the energy we showed, I thought we were good and we looked like we were going to win, I can’t believe we didn’t, but if you can’t win it, don’t lose it.
“We grew into the game and moved the ball really well, we had one or two opportunities, Max has hit the post, from where I was I thought it was in, that’s the only disappointment, we didn’t finish off one of the chances, we were really unlucky, there were times when we were in, the ball just wouldn’t come down for Gus when he was through.
“It was a really tactical game and the player’s deserve enormous credit, the energy levels they showed were really high and we performed to a decent level without Liam Kelly.
“It was important to get a result on the back of his injury on Saturday, we’ve dealt with that, Jamie Allen has come in and played really well.
“I’ve got to be pleased with a point, but disappointed that we didn’t get all three, they’re a good side.”
He also praised the performance of Ben Wilson in the Sky Blues goal, after he denied Isaac Mbenza from close range in the first-half and made a similarly impressive save from Alex Pritchard to keep the scores level late on.
“Ben made a brilliant save in the first-half and made another one in the second-half, other than that they didn’t have too much in terms of clear-cut opportunities.
“They had a lot of the ball, that’s what they do, they were in the Premier League a couple of years ago, they’ve got quality players with a lot of experience at a higher level.
“It’s difficult to get the ball off them, they move the ball quickly, they’ve got pace and they try and move teams around, their first-choice players have come back in and they’re powerful and clever players.
“On the ball they’re a really good team and you have to make sure you get it right tactically and they’ve done brilliantly out of possession, blocking off spaces, winning the ball and then counter-attacking.”