Date: 13th February 2017 at 10:08am
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Coventry City edged closer to League Two on Saturday as a crucial relegation battle at Boundary Park ended 3-2 to Oldham Athletic.

The two lowest-scoring teams in the division served up an unlikely five goals but the Sky Blues will be bitterly disappointed to have handed the Latics their first, through Foley’s sliced clearance and the second after Reice Charles-Cook dropped a high ball.

Whether there was a claim that the goalkeeper was fouled or not, as manager Russell Slade admitted afterwards that there was no excuse for the way McLaughlin was allowed to waltz through the visiting defence just moments later and effectively put the game to bed.

The off-field problems, the poor hand he was dealt in the January transfer window and the trip to Wembley in the Football League Trophy have all combined to take some of the scrutiny away from Slade but his record in league matches since joining the club makes for grim reading, as does the current table.

Tuesday evening’s trip to AFC Wimbledon offers little hope of redemption, City not even offering supporters any prospect of putting up a fight against the drop.

The Dons drew 1-1 in a local derby clash with Charlton Athletic on Saturday and, despite their FA Cup defeat against Sutton United, have been in solid form at home where they have lost only four of their fourteen league games.

City’s one victory and three draws on the road doesn’t inspire hope of anything other than another defeat on Tuesday.

 

One Reply to “Not ‘Don’ For Yet – But City Edge Closer To The Drop”

  • Desperate times indeed. Harsh too on Kelly-Evans, Harries and Turnbull to be dropped/rested/rotated from the defence that played on Tuesday night. Why not accept the obvious now and play mainly players who are contracted to us for next season?

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