“It is disappointing, but we have got to bounce back with another big game on Saturday – we are not too far away.”
The verdict of Coventry City manager Mark Robins after a 1-0 defeat by League One leaders Portsmouth on Tuesday evening, the second of two tough home fixtures in a few days for the Sky Blues which saw them take a point from Sunderland on Saturday.
Fine margins settled Tuesday’s clash, Pompey’s stoppage-time goal before the break ensuring they go marching on but illustrating as well that the division as a whole is very tight and that City are managing to hold their own despite a goals tally that stands at just eight from 11 matches.
The old mantra that it is more of a worry if chances are not being created, rather than created and missed, stands true here and chief creative spark Jodi Jones will hopefully keep the opportunities coming as he steps up his comeback from injury.
Jones started for the Under-23 side that was sent to Stratford Town on Wednesday evening and is surely in line to be part of the XI that steps out at The Valley on Saturday afternoon when Charlton Athletic provide another tough test.
The Addicks midweek results will give City some hope of hitting the back of the net as Lee Bowyer’s side let in five in a topsy-turvy defeat at Scunthorpe United.