October 27th, 2016

Romain Vincelot remains upbeat despite Bury defeat

Romain Vincelot remains upbeat despite Bury defeat Romain Vincelot remains upbeat despite Bury defeat

MIDFIELDER Romain Vincelot says the Sky Blues must learn from their mistakes after falling to a narrow 2-1 defeat away at Bury on Saturday.

A brace from Leon Clarke put the home side in front and although Reda Johnson pulled one goal back, the visitors were unable to find a breakthrough and came away from Gigg Lane empty handed.

The defeat keeps the Sky Blues fourth in League One, five points behind leaders Burton with nine games gone, and tough-tackling midfielder Vincelot insists there is plenty of football still to play yet.

“We are disappointed but we have plenty of options and there’s still 27 games to go,” said Vincelot. “We have to learn from our mistakes and carry on being positive.

£In the second-half though we were on the front foot, we did a lot of good things and we have to keep that in our mind but we can’t afford to go 2-0 down.

£Reda was experienced and physical at the back and Marco and Marcus were a physical threat up front.

“In the second-half we were playing much better and the manager helped re-organise us at half-time.

“On the bench having Marco and Tuggy coming on shows we have quality strikers and a good squad to bounce back.”

Looking back on the first goal, Vincelot was judged to have brought down former Sky Blues left-back by the byline and from the free kick Hussey picked out Leon Clarke unmarked to fire the home side in front.

Vincelot feels the referee made the wrong decision and although they did not get a result, he feels the Sky Blues did perform better in the second half.

He added: “I don’t think it was a fair result but it happens for a reason.

“The first goal was a very silly one to concede, it was a schoolboy goal. We didn’t organise quick enough and that has to be in the back of our mind when we return to training – it’s stupid to go 1-0 down like that.

“I didn’t think it was a free-kick but even after that it doesn’t matter we have to organise quickly and be prepared.

“At 2-1 we kept going and had a few chances that didn’t go in, Sam (Ricketts) hit the bar and it would’ve been a good point because of the fight-back. But we have to start better.”