More I Play Sharper I'll Get - O'Donovan

Last updated : 11 January 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry City forward Roy O’Donovan has said that if he plays more, he will get sharper. 

O’Donovan who missed a penalty in the Reserves win against Chesterfield yesterday, felt he should have scored a couple of goals against Southampton in the FA Cup on Saturday and told the CT's Andy Turner: “I probably should have scored a couple.

“Even though the keeper made the save I thought I was fully in control so it is very frustrating. 

“From my point of view I need a run of games because the more I play the sharper I will become. 

"I think in my head I am sharp but there were times when I went through and tried to cut back when I should maybe have had a shot but when you are playing regularly you do things on autopilot.” 

A broken bone in his foot has kept the Irishman from Cork out for two months and he said: “I played against Barnsley on October 1st and tried to come back against Burnley two weeks later but it was no good. 

“I broke the bone in the ball of my foot so it took six or seven weeks to heal.

"But it was great to be back out playing. I only trained last week so I was thrown in the deep end a bit. 

“But the frustrating thing was that we were cruising in the first half.

"Gary McSheffrey was getting to the by-line and getting crosses in and we were more than comfortable. 

“I just don’t know what happened. We conceded two really soft goals and the manager was not one bit impressed. 

"It’s the same old story of could’ve, should’ve would’ve. I thought we competed well but sloppy goals are killing us. 

“The manager was upset because the first-half performance compared to the second was Jekyll and Hyde.

"To play that well and then leave the game afterwards is just so frustrating.

“We can’t keep making the same mistakes that are costing us. 

"We haven’t got the time to be messing around because we need to be winning at least 50 per cent of our games between now and the end of the season to have any chance, so we can’t afford to be making silly mistakes. 

"The manager said his piece and the lads said their piece and it’s a case of getting back on the training ground.”