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
"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
"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