24th Nov, 2017

Maddison - Sky Blues need a touch of luck to kick-start promotion push

Steve Carpenter 7th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TEENAGER James Maddison believes there is no need for the Sky Blues to panic despite falling to a third consecutive defeat in League One.

The club’s poor run of form continued on Saturday with a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Rochdale, which now means Tony Mowbray’s side have won just three times times in their last 16 matches.

Rochdale’s Ian Henderson scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot after being brought down inside the area in the final minute of the match by John Fleck.

And Maddison, who was recalled to the starting line-up after starting on the bench at Barnsley last Tuesday, said losing to a late goal was a bitter pill to swallow.

He said: “It is hard to take – a late goal. We’re on a bad run of form and we need that slice of luck to go our way.

“I think you need to start worrying when you aren’t creating chances, we had a few opportunities to score. Their goalkeeper has pulled off a good save from Arma (Adam Armstrong).

“We’re doing this for the city, for the club and hopefully we can get each other going again

“We had a great start to the season. The belief is fully there, we’ve got a good enough squad to make it out of this league.

“We’re going to keep plugging away, keep working hard and hopefully our luck will change. It’s about sticking together, in times of bad form, and getting each other over that line.”

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