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Jordan Willis expecting Sky Blues to bounce back

Coventry Editorial 22nd Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SKY Blues will bounce back to winning ways insists defender Jordan Willis after enduring their second consecutive defeat on the road at Rochdale.

Steven Pressley’s side were hoping to recover from last Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Scunthorpe United when they made the long trip up north on Saturday to the Spotland Stadium.

Ian Henderson scored the only goal of the game with a penalty on 28 minutes to secure all three points for the hosts.

But Willis, who made his 11th start of the season, is refusing to remain downbeat and reckons the Sky Blues deserved to come away with at least a point.

“I think we deserved something out of the game and it’s always disappointing to lose the game for a penalty.” he told the club’s official website.

“Everyone put in 100% and we didn’t get the goals we needed to prevent the loss.

“Sometimes, the final ball wasn’t there. You’ve got to look all around the pitch though as I don’t think it was just our finishing which was the problem.

“We could’ve done better in getting up the pitch quicker and I’m sure we’ll work on it during the week ahead of the next game.

“I think we’ve got the right characters in the dressing room to turn this bad week around.

“The desire to win games is definitely in that dressing room and we’ll pick ourselves up for Saturday.”

Willis has established himself as a first team regular this season and he was full of praise for another academy graduate who is hoping to follow in his footsteps over the next few months.

Jack Finch has made four appearance for the Sky Blues this season, including two starts most recently in the 1-0 win over Wycombe in the Johnstone Paint Trophy.

Willis added: “I thought Jack Finch did very well when he came on and was confident on the ball.

“We know what he can through training and I’ve played with him quite a lot over the years.

“There is more to come from him but it is always a good sign when a young player is eager to get on the ball and make runs forward.

“His passing range is definitely one of the best things in his game and he showed that today.”

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