Boothroyd Disappointed For Players And Fans

Last updated : 17 January 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City manager Aidy Boothroyd has said he is disappointed for the players and fans after the one sided 0-0 draw against Sheffield United at the weekend.

He explained to the CT: "I'm obviously disappointed for the players and the fans that we didn't get the points we deserved because we provided some fantastic entertainment and created enough chances to have won five games. "

"Their goalkeeper had the game of his life and we hit the bar two or three times, so it does feel a little bit like being mugged. Often people can't see beyond the results in the paper, but I think we've turned the corner in many ways and we will be better for that performance."

"We looked a very confident, composed team making good decisions on the ball - the only thing missing was that clinical finishing that could have seen us win 4 or 5-0 on another day."

Coventry came close to losing the game they had dominated and once again they have their goal keeper Keiren Westwood to thank for saving them when the Blades found themselves with a three on one situation, but failed to beat the 'keeper.

"They came to slow the game down, frustrate and spoil," said Boothroyd. "The danger is that you get frustrated, throw too many people forward and don't defend well, and we had one lapse at the end when we left them with a three on one. Thankfully Keiren made the save so we had a let-off there and we've got to learn that lesson."

Carl Baker was once again in good form following his recall to the team and drew praise from his manager.

"There was a danger he could have dipped after such a great performance last Saturday but he was even better," said Boothroyd. "He and Gary McSheffrey were absolutely terrific. We mixed our game up really well and I was very pleased with what we did for 90 minutes. The trick is to maintain that, keep going, keep improving."

"I don't want to peak now, I want to peak when there's perhaps five games to go and it really counts."