October 23rd, 2016

Reice Charles-Cook remains upbeat despite Sky Blues falling to the bottom of League One

Updated: 5:45 pm, Sep 21, 2016

A LACK of goals may be a major cause of concern for the Sky Blues at the moment, but there are no such problems at the other end of the pitch following another clean sheet for goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook at the weekend.

The young goalkeeper and his trusted back four produced another solid defensive performance to keep out Oldham on Saturday and secure a third clean sheet in eight league matches.

Charles-Cook produced another impressive performance in-between the sticks and although Mowbray’s side have yet to pick up three points this season, the 22-year-old insists the team will not be pressing the panic button any time soon.

“We have to focus on the positives and what we can work towards going forward and from a defensive point at the Ricoh it has been okay,” said Charles-Cook.

“Of course, we are disappointed not to pick up more points than we have and we will learn from that as a team and come back stronger as the season goes on.

“People compare the side to last season, but we are only looking at what we can do as a group now. It is early in the season and there are plenty of points still to play for so we won’t panic anytime soon.”

The Sky Blues have scored just three times in their eight league matches this season but Charles-Cook has been impressed with what he is seeing in training and is confident the club’s striker will be firing on all cylinders sooner enough.

He added: “It was disappointing for us and it is quite simply a lack of goals that are hindering us at the moment.

“We had some decent chances and usually the lads would finish them 9 times out of 10, but that is the way it is going at the moment.

“I know the characters in this dressing room and they’re all good enough to come through this and start scoring goals. We see it everyday in training what this squad is capable of and now it’s showing that in the games.”