Christian: We're Grafting

Christian Dailly admits the top quality still has to shine through this season - but insists the work rate couldn't be faulted.

"It has been two hard working performances but probably a little bit short on quality at Coventry, the same as at Cardiff at times," is his assessment.

"We battled hard on Saturday but it is a bit disappointing having been in the lead to concede.

"What gives us a problem is that if we don't win the home games it puts more emphasis on winning the away games, and that is five draws in a row.

"Even if one of them was a win we would be right up there - and we can't rely on other results, we want to be doing it ourselves.

"The previous Wednesday against Spurs was really tough, obviously, and the one thing the team is doing is grafting really hard, there is no doubt about that.

"We put a hell of a lot into that game and felt disappointed no to get a result out of it which I think we deserved.

"And again on Saturday we felt we were the better side but you have to capitalise on that.

"Coventry had one or two chances outside the box but David James reckons he only had one or two things to do in the whole game but the one chance they did get was too good."

As far as tickets for Saturday are concerned, to assist supporters in both buying and collecting tickets for Saturday's crucial match against West Bromwich Albion the ticket office counters will be open until 7 o'clock on Thursday and Friday.

While the postal strike has at last been settled the knock-on effects are preventing the ticket office posting tickets for the game so all bookings are being left for collection.

"If you have either yet to buy your tickets, or have made a credit card booking and need to collect your tickets it might be advisable to beat the crowds on Saturday and pick up your tickets during the extended opening hours.

It is a category A fixture and tickets are now on general sale; ticket prices start from £27 for adults and £15 for U16 non-members.

Tickets can be booked using a credit card on 0870 112 2700 or bought in person from the stadium ticket office or in either the Lakeside or Bluewater shops.