Two Coventry City home games bring just two points
COVENTRY CITY are involved in a relegation fight so it can't be good news that two home games in four days produced just two points
With both games drawing crowds of just twelve thousand people it's very easy to be very disheartened about Coventry City's future prospects.
Crowds are dipping towards a third of capacity and with dissent stamped on within the ground clearly fans are choosing to stay away in numbers
With this bound to be affecting finances doubtless the squad will be weakened even more in January. It's a vicious circle and some how something has to give
On the field we have one win in nine and on the basis of the last two games it's hard to see where the next win is coming from
Andy Thorn is as positive as ever but the mantra of "if we keep playing like this results will come" is wearing thin. There's also the " we weren't in it in the first half so we changed it around quote"
Against Reading and Blackpool after an average first half display we rallied well in the second. We need to produce a quality performance throughout ninety minutes
With this style of play too often our chances are primarily long shots and there's not enough goalmouth action.
Lukas Jutkiewicz is an honest hard working player who has endeared himself to fans. Sadly he is not prolific or clinical enough to be the teams main striker
The missed penalty against Reading showed a lack of nerve in a vital moment. I feel that Gary McSheffrey should be penalty taker going forward
Against Blackpool not for the first time we conceded a late goal. I feel we seem unable to show the nerve needed to close down games when it really matters. The away game at Crystal Palace is another example
Having a defender as calm as Ben Turner would help but that's no longer possible. Joe Murphy again showed he does not command his area and inspire his defenders in the late goal conceded on Tuesday. His deputy deserves a chance
In his short reign as manager Andy Thorn's sides have drawn nine of his nineteen games. A bit more mental resolve in the last two games would have eliminated two of them
The return of McSheffrey and Deegan make the team stronger lets hope they can inspire the players around them to show the mental strength to take opportunities when they arise and produce the discipline to bring home the points we so badly need