Coventry City - City In Great Shape For Final Push
UK time is: 23:31:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

City In Great Shape For Final Push

The Wembley dream may be over for Coventry City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy but a place in the League One play-offs is firmly up for grabs between now and the end of the season and interim manager Lee Carsley sees no reason why his side cannot grasp their opportunity.

The Sky Blues came within a whisker of turning around a three-goal deficit at Crewe on Wednesday night as they turned in yet another controlled away performance, laced with attacking threat.

'We had a game plan and we came here and executed it well,' Carsley told BBC CWR after the game.

'Ideally we wanted to 'win' the first half. If we'd gone in two ahead at half-time, it really would have been game on.'

This Saturday brings a return to the Ricoh Arena and familiar opponents as City and Crewe meet for a third time in the space of a few weeks.


The Alex may be celebrating their trip to Wembley but over the course of 180 minutes the Sky Blues created chance after chance against them and will be disappointed not to gain a measure of revenge at the weekend.

'Why can't we win every game between now and the end of the season?' added Carsley.

'The players are good enough and they want it enough. The proof will be in the pudding.'

After Crewe, City face the current top two in the shape of Bournemouth and Swindon. The current nature of the League One table means their season could effectively be over by the time those games have finished or they could even be sitting in an automatic promotion spot.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 21 2013

Time: 12:23PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
A tough run of games but we have created a ton of chances against Crewe and should do again. Swindon are top but how will Di Canio going affect them? Can we time it right to not only get into the top six but push for more?
Report Abuse
21/02/2013 18:36:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

Penalty Exit For Coventry City In JPT (Tuesday October 6 2015)

City Boss: We Need To Be Clinical (Friday October 2 2015)

Sky Blues Seek Home Comforts (Thursday October 1 2015)

Options Aplenty For Sky Blues Boss (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Lameiras Has Time To Make An Impact (Tuesday September 29 2015)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Walsall 11 6 4 1 10 22
3. Bury 11 6 4 1 6 22
4. Gillingham 11 6 3 2 10 21
5. Coventry 10 6 1 3 9 19
6. Rochdale 11 5 2 4 3 17
7. Sheff Utd 11 5 2 4 2 17
8. Port Vale 11 4 4 3 2 16

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Crewe exit Trophy
Crewe : 06/10/2015 22:59:00
Crewe : 06/10/2015 22:33:01
Gillingham : 06/10/2015 22:04:01
Donervon Daniels Voted Man Of The Match v Walsall
Wigan : 06/10/2015 22:03:00
Millwall : 06/10/2015 21:56:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'New' Away Game Are You Looking Forward To?
Suggested By:  Editor
Blackpool 23%
Burton Albion 37%
Bury 4%
Millwall 15%
Shrewsbury Town 4%
Southend United 4%
Wigan Athletic 13%