Mark Robins admitted it was a “frustrating” afternoon for his side after the Sky Blues failed to take their chances in a stalemate with Wycombe Wanderers at St Andrew’s on Saturday.
The Sky Blues created their best openings of the game in the opening five minutes with Gus Hamer and Max Biamou both spurning chances to put City ahead.
Wycombe dug in for a point in the second period and the manager stressed the need for City to start finding the back of the net to relieve the pressure on the rest of the team.
Robins said: “We’ve probably created more in this game than we have done in any other game we’ve played against them and not taken them, that’s the frustration,
“From Tuesday night’s game, coming into this one, we’ve defended pretty well, we won everything, they didn’t have a really good opportunity at any point in the game.
“We’ve created a number of clear-cut chances and should have taken them, we could have been three or four-nil up in the first half but didn’t take one.
“They’re a team that puts you under huge pressure physically and they have moments in games that can put you on the back foot and we went away from what we’re good at.
“When I made the changes in the second-half, some of which were forced, you lose certain qualities that give you the ability to play the way that we did in the first half.”
“It’s just a case of taking your chances, it relieves the pressure on everybody and you go on and win that game comfortably, we’ve said that so many times, it’s the circumstances around games and the time of season that we’re at.”
City limited the Chairboys to just a single shot on target and Robins wants his players to continue to be brave on the ball and show more determination in the final third of the pitch.
“We’ve just got to keep going, it’s not all doom and gloom, from our point of view we should have won the game, that makes things a little bit easier, we never do things easy that’s for sure.
“We’ve got to be brave and continue to be brave, we’ve got to fight and scrap but also be more determined in the final third, it just fizzled out from time-to-time and there was a lack of quality with the final touch.
“Max’s first chance, you’ve got to take, it’s a carbon copy of Tuesday night, he’s generally pretty good under those circumstances, those are things that come back and bite you on the backside during games.
“Thankfully, they didn’t have enough of the ball in our box to cause us any major headaches.”