Coventry 5-4 Bristol City: Sam Baldock describes 'park game'

Sam Baldock

Bristol City captain Sam Baldock has likened his side's 5-4 defeat against Coventry to a 'game in the park'.

The Sky Blues, playing their first 'home' game at Northampton's Sixfields, were 3-0 up at half-time.

Two goals from Baldock and a Jay Emmanuel-Thomas free-kick brought City level, but Billy Daniels' 87th-minute strike won it for Coventry.

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"I've not played in one like that since I was a kid. It was like something you see on the park," said striker Baldock.

"We didn't turn up in the first half. I have no idea [why]," he told BBC Radio Bristol.

"We were sharp before the game and the sprints were quick but sometimes there's this thing called the other team.

"They [Coventry] slightly disrupted us and played us at our game."

Bristol City finished bottom of the Championship last season and started life in League One last Saturday with a 2-2 draw against Bradford.

Their spirits were lifted with Tuesday's League Cup win over Gillingham, which saw them progress past the first round for the first time since 2009, but Baldock says Sunday's defeat will be a blow to the team.

"It's going to take some time to get over the result," said the former West Ham forward. "But we are only two games into the season and no-one wins anything in the first two weeks.

"There were mistakes all over the pitch but the defenders are going to learn from them

"No doubt we'll have hour-long meetings, or two-hour long meetings, to sort it out. It will be drummed into us as a team."