Chris Stokes: Coventry full-back says style of play will not change

Chris Stokes
Stokes joined Coventry on a free transfer in July 2015 after a three-month loan spell with the club at the end of 2014-15

Coventry City defender Chris Stokes says the League One leaders will not change the way they play, despite throwing away the lead twice against Doncaster Rovers.

The Sky Blues had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw after giving possession away in their own half.

"The way we play, that's sometimes going to happen - we do try and play from the back," Stokes said.

"As long as it doesn't happen all the time, the manager can accept that."

Despite the disappointment of letting two points slip away, the result preserved City's unbeaten league home record and extended their run without defeat to 11 games.

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Coventry's only defeat at home this season came against their former landlords Northampton Town in the first round of the FA Cup, on 7 November.
City have won seven and drawn three of their 10 league games at the Ricoh Arena so far this term.

"We're doing really well and we need to push on in the second half of the season," Stokes told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

"We've played the majority of the teams now and we know what's coming, and the longer we're at the top the more teams are going to respect us."

Coventry have not been beaten at home since losing to Crewe Alexandra in the penultimate game of last season and Stokes says visiting sides do their best to stifle the Sky Blues' style of play.

"Teams find it tough coming here," he said, "They sit back and respect what we've done at home.

"Our front four is frightening with the pace they've got and when teams do sit back we need to find a way of breaking them down."