Marko Marosi believes it was a “fantastic” victory for the Sky Blues after they defeated his former side Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions.
The goalkeeper recorded his ninth clean sheet in the league this season to help City on their way to a third consecutive away win in Sky Bet League One.
Marosi was full of praise for the defenders in front of him and admitted he had very few saves to make during the game.
Marosi said: “I thought we played really well, the lads at the back we’re incredible today, winning all the challenges, winning all the headers and were really strong and aggressive which is what we needed.
“Fadz, Rosey and Dom, and even the wing-backs, dealt with everything and were outstanding today, when you’ve got warriors like that at the back it’s happy days for me.
“It’s a fantastic three points for us, coming to Doncaster who are a really good team, to come out with three points and a clean sheet is a great result for us.
“I don’t think I had a save to make in the first half, they came at us a little bit more in the second half but the back three just dealt with everything that came their way, massive credit to them three at the back.
“They protected me and won everything, so I didn’t have to do much apart from save a couple of shots, but you expect me to make those kinds of saves and as a team we’re really happy.
“In the first half of the season we were playing really well and were so unlucky at times not to come away with a win, we knew if we kept doing our thing and were patient, the wins would come and we’re really happy that we’ve started turning those away draws into wins.”
The Sky Blues stopper felt Jordan Shipley’s winner on 26 minutes took the pressure off City and were unlucky not to double their lead when Callum O’Hare’s effort came back off the inside of the post.
“It was a fantastic finish by Shipperz from distance, that took the pressure off us, but you can never switch off, you always have to be ready, because they’re a really good team, so you always have to be ready for everything they throw at you and we dealt with everything today.
“They came out in the second half and were chasing the game, they needed a goal, so we were expecting that and knew they were going to come at us.
“We broke on them a few times, Callum had an unbelievable shot, I was right behind it and I thought it was going in, it just hit the inside of the post which was unlucky for Callum not to score from that, but we’ll take the result.
“They’re one of the teams chasing us, so it was a massive three points, it was a great result, you could see the things they’d been working on during the week and we knew what they were going to do, and we had a plan for that.
“You have to manage the game sometimes and take the pressure off the defenders, get everyone up the pitch and knock it up to Max and Godders who will win anything, and we’ve got midfielders who will pick up the second ball.”
Having joined City from Rovers in the summer, the keeper was pleased to receive a warm reception from the home crowd on his return to his former employers.
“It was a nice reception when I came out for the second half, playing in front of their fans, it was a lovely reception.
“When I was at Donny last season, they had a great team, a lot of players from that team aren’t here anymore, they’ve still got some really good players so take nothing away from them.
“We can be pushing for automatic promotion, we know what we can do and just need to take each game at a time and see where that takes us.”
The 26-year-old also wanted to thank the Sky Blues faithful for their fantastic support in Yorkshire.
“The support was fantastic, our away support is one of the best in the league, we appreciate them coming down, they’re always noisy and we can hear them on the pitch, it’s like having a 12th man on the pitch.”