Coventry City’s under-23s head coach Luke Tisdale insists his young Sky Blues must find their ruthless streak after admitting their finishing hasn’t been “good enough.”
Tisdale watched as his side squandered a series of chances in their clash against Bristol City with their profligacy in front of goal punished by a Sam Pearson strike.
And he wants a quick response from his players in terms of their killer instinct having admitted it has cost them heavily in recent games.
“We could have probably won by more at Watford the other week when we’ve scored three and I know it’s a cliché, but if we don’t take our chances then we’re not going to win games of football,” he said.
“It blocks the pathway going forward for them in their development, so we need to take that on the chin and learn from it quickly.
“There shouldn’t be a lack of confidence, finishing is basic technique and if we highlight the ones we’ve not taken over the course of the season in our home games there will be some lads that are really disappointing.
“It’s our job as a team to create chances and score goals and at the moment we’re not doing the end part and that’s three home games we should’ve won now and we’ve only got one point and it isn’t good enough.”
City have picked up just one point at home this season, scoring one goal in three games, despite being the better side.
And reflecting on the defeat against the Robins, he could not hide his disappointment.
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“It’s frustrating,” he said.
“We created some really big chances in the first half and that game pretty much sums up our season at home so far.
“We dominate possession and create clear-cut chances and again we haven’t taken them.
“They go up the other and to be fair to them and to the lad their striker has scored a good goal, but we spoke in the pre-match about getting first contact on the long balls and then making sure we get the second contact and we didn’t get either and then he wins the ball and smashes it into the top corner.
“It’s frustrating because that’s something we had worked on preventing and for that to happen in the game it’s just really frustrating like I said.”