Managers quotes after City beat Coventry

Last updated : 18 October 2003 By Michael Morris
Lennie Lawrence.
"That's our squad bottomed out now because with injuries and suspensions we were down to our last 16 fit players.

"But I told the players before the game I wasn't expecting to lose at Coventry and I would be massively disappointed if we did. And I meant it.

"So this was a massive result for us squad-wise because some of those players haven't played much at all this season although I believed that together they were capable of getting a result and they proved to me they were."

Cov asst Eric Black
"There are key moments which can affect games and the double penalty decision was one of those.

"I'm quite sure Doyle was fouled as he made the box and I don't think there's any doubt about that.

"And as for the second one, our keeper's just put his arms up as Earnshaw's gone past him and away from goal but the referee's given that one.

"So after having played well in the opening period and got the goal we deserved, we very quickly found ourselves 3-1 down.

"We never really had a cutting edge though and but for those opening 15 minutes it was a poor performance from us overall."