Disappointed Baraclough says his team were no threat to Coventry
27 November 2010 09:07
Scunthorpe lose 0-2 to Coventry Scunthorpe United manager Ian Baraclough spoke about his disappointment at the manner of the defeat his team suffered at the hands of an in form Coventry City this afternoon. Speaking to The Iron Player, Baraclough said, "I'm very disappointed. We were taking on a tough side who get it into your half early and ask you questions." "We worked hard on combating their style of play and I felt we did that for large periods. I didn't feel they had too many efforts at our goal, but they managed to score with them, that's the disappointing thing." "It was disappointing that we couldn't get our passing game going either. It was a difficult surface and we were maybe expecting more from the players than the conditions allowed, but they didn't pass the ball sharply enough to open Coventry up." "Games can hinge on the taking of chances. Keiren Westwood pulled off a great save and it could have been different but then Joe Murphy's made saves as well I suppose." "It's difficult to take because we're making chances and not putting them away, or goalkeepers have made saves at crucial times. We've just got to carry on working hard, and working on the basics to open teams up." "The players are disappointed that we didn't create as many chances as we have done in the past. We didn't pose them enough of a threat. The club made a big effort to get the game on and to see a result like that is disappointing for the fans. Full credit to everyone who helped clear the pitch."