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Coventry bring to an end winless streak

Coventry finally ended seven games without a victory as a goal in each half gave them a 2-0 home win over Watford. Caretaker manager Andy Thorn was delighted, saying: "If you keep doing the right things and believe in what you are doing, you will get the best out of your players and eventually it will turn and it will be okay.

"That's what we have done - kept on believing and doing the right things. I have just said to the boys 'how does that feel?' because it is a long time since we have felt like that. They were chuffed to bits.

"I am really pleased with how we have played. We have two or three more gears to go yet. I know there's more to come.

"I was delighted with the way we played in spells. Everything we worked on, they did. It was a bit nervy at the start which I thought we would be because of our recent record here but we grew into the game.

"Everything we have worked on in training, they stuck at and as the game went on, I thought we played some really good stuff.

"We played against a really good side. Watford are really well organised and are going for the play-offs. We just changed our system a little bit from what we had done previously."

Malky Mackay expressed his disappointment at the result, knowing a win would have taken his Watford side to within a point of the play-off places.

He said: "We are still four points off the play-offs and as well as being pleasing that's what's infuriating.

"We are still there or thereabouts. There's seven games to go between now and the end of the season and it's about having a go and trying to win as many as we can. There's still a belief that we have a chance.

"I think we had a couple of chances in the first 10 minutes which could have started it off well and just after half-time we started really well and had four great chances - we hit the woodwork a couple of times and there was another I couldn't believe we didn't score.

"The second goal helped Coventry to breathe a lot easier and we had to chase the game again after that.

"It is what happens in both boxes which counts and on another day, we could have had something out of the game.

"We have not been clinical enough. We have to make sure we take our chances because on another day we take those chances and it changes the complexion of the game.

"Credit to Coventry because the goals they scored, as far as they're concerned they are good goals and as far as we're concerned we have to be better defensively."

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