SKY Blues boss Tony Mowbray believes the next two home games against Colchester and Oldham will decide the club’s League One fate.
Monday’s 1-1 draw away at fellow strugglers Notts County leaves Mowbray’s side just one point above the drop zone with five games remaining.
Despite being backed by just under 2,000 travelling fans, the Sky Blues failed to find a breakthrough in the what proved to be a dull encounter at Meadow Lane.
Mowbray feels his side deserved to take home the win but was just as happy not to have lost and extend the club’s unbeaten record on the road to four matches.
“We could have got three points today,” said Mowbray. “But we could also have lost. We had some chances and built up good periods of pressure, especially at the start of the second half.
“You hope that you can score in those moments, but it wasn’t to be on Monday. However it is important to get something from these games when they are so tremendously tight.
“We have to apply some craft to our hard work and there’s now two extremely important games at home. We need to put our bad home form behind us.
“We can push clear if we win them. Ten points out of 12 away from home in the last four away games is some going.”
Mowbray made two big selection changes for Monday’s clash with Nick Proschwitz and Simeon Jackson starting up front for the first time together.
The pair failed to find an opening but impressed the manager with their hard-working performance.
Mowbray added: “We’ve and injuries, Dominic Samuel being out is a massive blow and Marcus Tudgay has been instrumental in how we play, at least since I’ve been here.
“The two lads worked really well up front and the goals will come. They will be better having played that match.”