We're going down, admits Posh boss

07 March 2010 02:00
A solitary goal from Jon Stead settled the contest in favour of the Sky Blues, who harbour hopes of leaving the Championship in the opposite direction via the play-offs.[LNB]But while Chris Coleman's side are three points outside the top six and remain in a battle, Gannon wrote off Posh's chances of playing in the second tier next season as they were left 13 points adrift of safety, having won just five games all season.[LNB]He said: "We have to put ourselves out of our misery and accept that we are going down.[LNB]"We would need to get three times as many wins as the club has managed all to season to even stand a chance of staying up. We don't have the depth of quality and we have to be realistic in that we are down.[LNB]"We haven't shown the technical quality required to hit the target and challenge to win games and that was the case again.[LNB]"We had 11 shots - all on target - in our previous home game against Ipswich but that unfortunately proved to be a false dawn."[LNB]Coleman saluted Stead for his goal but reserved much of his praise for a miserly City defence after his side's fifth win in six games - and the fourth by a 1-0 scoreline.[LNB]Stead powered free of the attentions of Wales international defender Craig Morgan to notch his second goal since on loan from Ipswich.[LNB]Coleman said: "Jon showed great determination to get in there and then displayed great calmness to take the chance.[LNB]"There was no chance of us taking Peterborough lightly because they are bottom of the league. They have a new manager in who players are keen to impress and we were never going to get it easy.[LNB]"We got the battle we expected but, that said, I can't remember us being under too much pressure or our keeper having to make too many saves.[LNB]"We have been making a habit of keeping clean sheets lately and a lot of praise for that must go to the defence."[LNB]Coventry keeper Keiren Westwood enjoyed a very quiet afternoon.[LNB]Wideman Chris Whelpdale was off target three times in the first period and even when Westwood was beaten, Sammy Clingan was on hand to head a Charlie Lee header off the line with a little help from his own crossbar.[LNB]Chances were at a premium at both ends, although City striker Clinton Morrison was guilty of squandering a golden opportunity to double his side's lead.[LNB]Morrison looked suspiciously offside when being left with a clear sight of goal 17 minutes from time, but keeper Joe Lewis pulled off a fine point-blank save to thwart him.[LNB]But one goal proved be enough to send a travelling army of more than 3,000 Sky Blues fans home happy - in stark contrast to Gannon.[LNB][LNB]

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