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Sky Blues burst Aidy Boothroyd's bubble

Sky Blues burst Aidy Boothroyd's bubble

Aidy Boothroyd pulled no punches when speaking to BBC CWR after his side's 4-1 home defeat by Bristol City on Saturday, criticising an abject first-half display from the Sky Blues in which three goals and the game were conceded to the visitors.

The Coventry manager had been in upbeat mood all week, challenging his players to push on from their 40-point mark and enjoy a good end to the season. Instead he was left to contemplate a relegation battle as the Robins took advantage of a string of indivdual errors and poor team play from their hosts.

A slightly farcical second-half saw Marlon King sent off and City's substitute goalkeeper Daniel Ireland himself suffer an injury which meant his defenders were unable to pass the ball back to him.

Despite that it could never be said that Boothroyd's players stopped trying throughout the ninety minutes, just that they were not good enough to back up their manager's faith in them.

Bristol City manager Keith Millen commented: "We are delighted to come here and score four goals and win the game. It's a strange one to analyse straight after. We were clinical in our finishing.

"We took our chances without playing great. Coventry had two or three chances and our goalkeeper had to make a couple of good saves.

"To come in at half-time 3-0 up probably wasn't a fair reflection of the game but what is pleasing is that we look dangerous."

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Writer:CCFC
Date:Saturday March 5 2011
Time: 5:53PM

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