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22 December 2014

Conor desperate for a result at Rotherham

Conor Coady knows it is down to the Town players and staff to get back on track at Rotherham United on Boxing Day after back-to-back defeats.

Coady played all 90 minutes as Birmingham City recorded a 1-0 win at the John Smith’s Stadium in a flat game and was bitterly disappointed with the weekend, as he explained after the full time whistle.

“I think it was one of those games that had 0-0 or 1-0 written all over it and they ended up getting the goal. 

“They came here and sat off us in the first-half – which we knew they would – so we had a lot of the ball around the back four and for me in the sitting midfield role. I think we needed to be a bit more patient and move the ball from side to side a little bit; perhaps all the team went long a little bit too early at times. 

“Don’t get me wrong – we could have nicked one at the end and their lad has scored a good free-kick. However, I do think we could have been more patient on the day.

“We’re bitterly disappointed, because we wanted to put things right after last week and we haven’t.”

Coady explained that the football Town played on Saturday was not reflective of the improvement in the side since Manager Chris Powell took over in early September:

“The Manager has come here and has done a fantastic job. He believes in the players and we went on a bit of a run, so now we have to kick on again and start another one.

“Our game is about passing the ball quickly and moving; that’s what the Manager emphasizes every day in training. We need to get back to that.”

Town’s next chance to get back on track comes on Boxing Day with the short trip to Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United. 

Conor continued: “We have another massive game on Boxing Day now. The good thing about football is that there’s always another game. It’s good to have games coming quickly, especially after a couple of bad defeats. Last week at Norwich in particular was terrible, but Saturday felt just as bad because we’ve been doing quite well at home.

“As a Club, as players and as a staff we need to get ourselves out of this. We have to put this to bed and kick on. It’s about us now – we’ll get back in training and work really hard to get back on track at Rotherham. 

“We have to take it game by game. I played against Rotherham last season in League 1 and they’re a very good team; they deserve to be in the Championship. It’s going to be a sell-out in a brand new Stadium.

“We have to go out there and give a great account of ourselves; we want to come away with a good performance and a good result. The more you play well, the sooner the breaks will come.”

Conor is wearing Town's 2014/15 away kit above - click HERE to buy a replica shirt online now!

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