APR 00] COVENTRY CITY FC NEWS
McAllister Urges Away Improvement
McAllister called on his Coventry City team-mates to end their
desperate run of away form before they travel to Watford on the
closing day of the season.
Sky Blues skipper was speaking after the Sky Blues slumped to yet
another away day defeat, losing 2-1 at Chelsea after he put them in
was the veteran Scotsman's 11th goal of the season but the loss meant
that City have just three games to go to pick up their first
travelling triumph of the campaign.
have to try and get an away win before the end of the season. We
have three opportunities left to achieve that and no away match is
easy so we will have to improve. We need to bury this record and to
do it quickly.
don't want to be going into the last game of the season against
Watford as the only team not to have won away but we don't have a
lot of time to set that straight.
did better at Chelsea than we have done in recent games but the
bottom line is that we have got no points again and that is why we
goal was well made but the fact we lost totally takes the shine off
it for me. Newcastle and West Ham are hard places to go but we have
to get on with it and make sure we get a win. There is no other
Blues boss Gordon Strachan is hoping that Cedric Roussel will be fit
to be included in the squad after missing yesterday's trip with a knee
injury sustained in the 2-0 defeat against Liverpool.
was happier with the performance at Stamford Bridge - a game played in
appalling weather conditions - but still far from satisfied.
got six above average performance and five that did not reach the
standard. Managers and coaches will take responsibility for tactics
and the team that is picked and we have to own up to those factors
if they go wrong but the more individuals that play well the easier
system in the first half was good but it could have been better if
the performance level had been higher. I thought we gave them
trouble on the break in the first half and we were good when we got
the ball back but I also thought we were too defensive at