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Tiredness taking its toll on Sky Blues admits manager Tony Mowbray after Wigan defeat

Steve Carpenter 11th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TONY Mowbray has admitted his Sky Blues side look tired after their miserable end-of-season run continued with a 1-0 defeat away at League One leaders Wigan.

In-form striker Will Grigg scored what proved to be the only goal of the game on 57 minutes as Mowbray’s side fell to a tenth defeat in 2016.

Another defeat leaves the Sky Blues 11 points away from the play-offs with five games remaining and the City boss was again left bemoaning a lack of goals with his side having failed to score for a third consecutive match.

“We’re not scoring goals although it’s mainly the same personnel on the pitch who were scoring freely in the first-half of the season,” said Mowbray.

“I think the grind of this league is taking its toll on a few now – they’re not as bright, as energetic, as fast and alert as they were and yet I thought they worked hard enough to earn a goal.

“There was no lack of endeavour. I can’t question the players desire or their effort for the football club – but the result is all that people see and we’ve lost another tight game.

“I don’t think that many teams, if any, have played us off the pitch and yet we are coming up short.”

Mowbray’s side will be looking to get back wo winning ways this Saturday when play-off hopefuls Millwall visit the Ricoh Arena.

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