Coventry City's Icelandic midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has admitted he and his team mates are bemused by the slump suffered by the team over the festive period.
However, he insist that the manager Aidy Boothroyd has the situation well under control and that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.
Gunnarsson served a three game ban during Christmas week, but returned to the side that suffered a rare defeat at the hands of Barnsley on Monday ans dropped further down the Championship league table from sixth to eleventh.
"I don't know why the results have suddenly gone against us but I know Aidy has got it under control," said Gunnarsson to the CT. "We all know we just need to pick up some points and if we can get on another run and we will soon be back in the mix."
"We think we deserve to be up there because we have been working hard but the facts are we haven't got the points to be up there at the moment. It has been a bad Christmas for us and getting onto the bus at Barnsley with no points again was not good enough."
"We need to start getting some wins now because we have dropped away a little bit, but this is such a weird league and you never know who is going to beat who. We have always had a good run against Barnsley who we beat at home earlier in the season but we just didn't start well."
"We got back in the game and we thought we were going to beat them but in the second half we had chances and they scored again. Gary McSheffrey had a chance and I had a sitter but it didn't happen for us."
"We should have won the game and we need to get over it and concentrate on Saturday when we hope for a good result against Palace in the FA Cup."
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