A poor run of form in the last few matches has left Coventry City just four points away from the drop zone. The club needs to avoid conceding goals at important times according to Andy Webster. The recent back-to-back defeats against the likes of Colchester United and Gillingham have been very hard to take, but they have also threatened to go to the club in a relegation fight towards the end of the season. After suffering numerous financial troubles over the last few years, Coventry are now playing in League One.
The club is aware of the difficulties that they will face if they are relegated to the bottom tier of English football. Manager Steven Pressley recently said that the club has been very unlucky to lose key matches this campaign. He is one opinion that the club have shipped goals largely because of lapses in concentration at key moments. The 2-1 win over Walsall is the only win registered by the club in the last five matches. A home match against Port Vale is the next on the list. This will be another tough match given that the opposition are looking to get into the play-offs position in the final few matches this season.
Of the teams below them, Stevenage have started taking a lot of points in the last few matches.
“I thought the boys did really well – we put in a lot of effort, we were patient and we played some good football. I never thought we were out of it because we were dominating so much – even at 3-1 down we thought we could get something out of the game and I think we deserved it for the effort we put in. That’s happening too often and we can’t afford to keep being caught by sucker punches,” said Webster.