McGoldrick Blames Sloppy Defending For Defeat

10 September 2012 11:09
We can still make top six says striker

After scoring the opening goal in the 1-2 defeat to Stevenage yesterday, David McGoldrick has pointed the finger at sloppy defenders for the defeat.

McGoldrick, on season long loan from Nottingham Forest scored his fist goal for Coventry City on his league debut but went home unhappy.

The 24 year old striker was one of the better players in sky blue, not only scoring one goal but also had a goal disallowed because Stephen Elliott was harshly adjudged to have fouled Day in the Stevenage goal. He also played a part in setting up the second disallowed goal when the assistant referee raised his flag for offside ruling out Elliott's effort.

David McGoldrick said that sloppy defending allowed Stevenage to walk away with all three points in a game that although Coventry dominated possession, they did little to deserve a win.

McGoldrick told the CT's Andy Turner: “Their first goal was from our throw-in and we gave the ball away and they went up the other end of the pitch and scored.

"The second one is a corner and their man has got in front of a couple of our lads on the near post and flicked it on and they have gone and headed in, so it’s a sloppy mistake and it’s our own personal errors that are costing us at the minute. Set-pieces are what teams like Stevenage work for.

"They came here and sat and then counter attacked and got their set-piece. Coventry is a good club with a great stadium and teams are going to come here and it’s a big day out for them.”   The second defeat on the run leaves Coventry City in 20th place in League 1, one place above the relegation zone on goal difference.   His goal meant little to McGoldrick because Coventry went on to lose. Speaking about his disallowed goal he said: “Any time you touch the keeper these days they are going to give a foul.”

“I have scored my first Coventry goal but I’m not happy because we’ve lost, so that’s taken the shine off it to be honest and I’m not going home celebrating.

“Coventry should be challenging in the top half of the table but we’ve had a slow start to the season and we’re not very happy at the moment.”

However McGoldrick remains in positive mood and believes that Coventry, now 20th in League One, can climb the table and challenge for a top six place and pointed out that while he was at Nottingham Forest, they had a similar start to a season where they eventually finished in third place.

He said: "We can still make the top six. I know from my time at Forest, we didn’t win for our first eight games and we finished third and lost out on automatic by one point, so there’s still everything to play for.”

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