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22 April 2013

Steve delighted with Coventry victory

Steve Eyre was delighted with his side’s effort as they scored late on to earn three points against Coventry.

Jordan Sinnott’s strike was enough to secure the win after what had been a tough afternoon of football.

“There were a couple of challenges for the players today,” said Steve. "The initial one was to play two games in four games. We had to try and repeat the performance that we produced against Sheffield Wednesday on Friday. We also had to overcome some terrible conditions, which thwarted us for the most part. 

“Coventry tried to stop us, but the wind did a better job. We had the wind on our side in the first half and we didn’t take advantage of it. We passed up a number of moments during the game, but thankfully one last push got us the goal.

“I saw a goal coming when we were on top during the second half,” he continued. “We should have taken more care when an interchange of passes saw us get to the byline, but the ball was too heavy by Matt Crooks. At that point I thought we may struggle, but we kept plugging away and that has been the story of this group's season.”

Sinnott’s late burst into the box was perfectly timed and although the effort was scuffed it nestled in the back of the net.

“He has got the fitness to do that,” Eyre said. “His back play is excellent so if he can start adding goals to his game it will only add to what I believe will be a very good career for him. The senior lads today (Joel Lynch, Theo Robinson and Scott Arfield) did very well today, but what pleased me most was there attitude.”

Following Derby’s defeat at home to Birmingham, Town now occupy the second Play-Off spot in the U21 Professional Development League with one game to play.

“We go to Leeds in the Play-Off spot and what happens is in our hands. We love playing for the Club and want to extend our season. We will be going all out to do the right thing at Leeds.”

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