Carl Baker - Time for Sky Blues to turn things around

By Steve Carpenter Thursday 08 November 2012 Updated: 08/11 09:56

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SKY Blues skipper Carl Baker has called on his team mates to kick-start the club's season after they moved out of the relegation zone.

Mark Robins' side extended their winning run to three games after getting the better of promotion candidates Crawley Town 3-1 at the Ricoh on Tuesday night.

And Baker is hoping another win at home to Scunthorpe United on Saturday will drive up confidence in the camp.

“The league table doesn't lie but we know it's a false position for us,” Baker told the Observer.

"We didn't get off to a good start this season so now is the time for us to turn things round and it does feel like we're doing that.

“We should be further up the table and hopefully now teams will look at that result and see that we are starting to kick on now.

“The first thing the lads do is get on their phones and look at the results, and I'm sure other players in other teams do the same and they'll see that we're starting to win games.

“We need to put a run together and if we win on Saturday it would be another massive confidence boost and a big step in the right direction.

“Saturday is another massive game for us because if we get another three points then we'll continue to climb and teams will start to take notice of us.”

Two first half goals from John Fleck and David McGoldrick gave the Sky Blues a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break on Tuesday evening.

Crawley, who are looking to secure their third consecutive promotion, pulled one back early in the second half thanks to Billy Sharpe before McGoldrick netted his second 25 minutes from time.

Baker added: “McGoldrick is a great player. The gaffer said to us before the game give him as much service as you can because he can produce goals like that.

“He's dangerous and has been quality for us since he came here so hopefully he'll stay.

"Flecky is quality too. He's got great left foot and the more he plays the better he'll get.

“We've thrown 2-0 leads away a couple of times already this season but you can't really think about that too much.

“We stayed positive because we knew the next goal would be vital and thankfully we've got McGoldrick in our team who can produce goals like that so when that went in we felt we were going to go on and get the three points.

“Going into the game we knew we needed to start kicking up the league and we just need to continue that on Saturday which will make these three points even more important.”

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