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Hedman: "We Should Be Ashamed"

Magnus Hedman, Coventry City FCCoventry City keeper Magnus Hedman today said he and his team-mates should be ashamed of their recent performances.

The Sky Blues slumped to their fourth successive defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday but now face Everton and Bradford in the most vital week of their season.

Robbie Keane may well be missing after a recurrence of his knee injury he limped off at half time on Saturday.

But Hedman today called on his team-mates to pull together and end the slump which has seen City turn from European contenders to strugglers.

He said: 

"A team that loses is lacking in confidence, that is normal but to change that you need to go above certain things. We have to say that this is not enough and demand more out of each other than we do at the moment.

"From feeling very good a few weeks back we suddenly starting hiding way because we are ashamed of ourselves and that is how it should be. To feel good as a footballer you need to win games

"Losing gets you down during the week but we have a game on Wednesday so we cannot afford to be down for too long.

"Four games without a win is worrying and we are letting goals in and not scoring them so it is hard to get results. If I knew what was wrong it would be easier but it is not that straightforward and we just have to trust more in our ability.

"When we played Leeds we had 13 senior players out and that is a lot to any club especially Coventry City. We have had to change the back four and the defence regularly and senior players have been injured.

"These are two important games but the good thing is that if you lose you only have a few days before you have a chance to recover to show everyone you are better than your last performance."

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