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Hedman Looks For More Professionalism

Magnus Hedman, Coventry City FCCoventry City goalkeeper Magnus Hedman has told his Coventry City team mates that they must learn by the mistakes they made against Charlton on Saturday.

The Swedish keeper has described City’s FA Cup performance as "unprofessional" and believes the whole team should look carefully at what happened.

He said: 

"There are a lot of good things that we can take with us from the game, but there was also many bad things and we must also carry those with us.

"We have to learn by the mistakes we make, that is the only way that you avoid falling into the same trap again.

"All the way through your football career you are learning right up until the day that you decide to say enough is enough.

"We were unprofessional on Saturday. When I say that I mean that we did not do the right things at the right times, for instance when we were 2-0 up with eight minutes of the first half left we should have just played ugly football."

Hedman admitted that the defeat had made it a bitter weekend but was confident that City can bounce back.

He said: 

"It was not a pleasing weekend. We suffered the last couple of days but now we are back and we have to get our chins up.

"As unprofessional as we were on Saturday is how professional we need to be at Manchester United this weekend if we are to get any sort of result.

"It is the hardest game of the season and we know that we have to knuckle down.

"We have only lost three of our last 18 matches so you cannot get too down about things."

The Charlton defeat was the first time Hedman had conceded a goal since City’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea on 4 January.

Gary McSheffrey rattled in a hat-trick as the Coventry youth team crushed Huddersfield 4-1 in the FA Cup last night to move into the quarter finals of the competition.

Callum Davenport, who was cleared to play after suffering concussion last week, scored the other City goal at the McAlpine Stadium. City now face either Derby or Manchster City in the next round.

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