4th Jul, 2022

Andy Rose calls on Sky Blues squad to stick together in battle to beat the drop

FOOTBALL: TOGETHERNESS is key to the Sky Blues maintaining their League One status according to midfielder Andy Rose following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Fleetwood Town.

Once again Russell Slade’s side were undone by another late goal after Cian Bolger headed home a later win for Uwe Rosler’s side at the Ricoh Arena.

A ninth defeat in 11 matches leaves the Sky Blues rooted bottom of League One and they are now seven points adrift of safety.

“I think it certainly wasn’t a lack of work rate or a lack of desire, all those who played left everything out on the pitch,” said Rose.

“For a team that is pretty in-form, we matched them. We changed the system to try and match them and that worked for large periods of the game going man for man.

“The lads are disappointed and we’ve got a mountain to climb, but we’ve got to go again, stay positive and stay together.”

It was a case of Déjà vu for the Sky Blues who have now lost five points after conceding late goals against Fleetwood, Bolton and Peterborough.

Rose added: “Of course the lads are disappointed. After a match like that where you put everything in to it and work so hard, it’s gutting to concede late.

“Obviously they had a few chances in the first half and we hit the post in the second, but to once again concede late is a lesson we need to learn quickly.

“We can’t continue making this a habit of conceding late goals, that is a lot of points we have left off the board in the recent weeks, but we need to try and stay positive.”

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