Ben Sheaf is targeting a second unbeaten run for Coventry City after a first defeat in nine games at Sheffield Wednesday.
Saturday’s 1-0 loss against a team which had been bottom of the Championship was a setback for the Sky Blues, who have competed well since promotion and are 18th with 22 points from 20 games.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder Sheaf says confidence should remain high in the squad despite the defeat at Hillsborough.
“Looking back at the nine games, to be unbeaten in eight and pick up the points we did is very positive, we have to go on another run like that,” Sheaf told the club website.
“We have definitely become more solid and the confidence was there going into the game, that is why we can’t be too disappointed from today’s result. It starts from the front, and the back lads are really important and Ben in the goal, it is a team effort and we have got to keep going.”
The 22-year-old has played 18 times this season after playing on loan in League One for Doncaster last term.
He says the step up has been a positive learning experience.
“I am really enjoying myself; it is a better level than I was playing at last year and I am learning each game I play. I just want to keep playing and improving,” he said.
Sheaf feels the Sky Blues were unfortunate to return from south Yorkshire empty handed after competing well against Tony Pulis’ side.
He said: “I think we deserved better, we created more chances and the better chances in the game. They made it scrappy and tough and we conceded from a set piece which is disappointing but we have to dust ourselves down and go again.
“It is tough on the body but it is what it is, this league is relentless and we have just got to get on with it and we have got to be better.
“It wasn’t great and the pitch was heavy but that is not an excuse but it wasn’t easy. We still managed to get the ball down and play at times and create good chances, we just didn’t finish them off.
“On another day they go in and we win the game, today we concede a poor goal from a set piece and we lose.
“We had the better chances; we know they are strong from set pieces so that is disappointing.”