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Thorn excited by sell out City crowd

17 August 2012

Sky Blues boss believes the Sky Blue Army can be a 12th man for season opener against Yeovil

Coventry City boss Andy Thorn believes the City faithful can act as the 12th man this season ahead of the trip to Yeovil Town.

Ahead of the first League One game of the season, Coventry have sold out their allocation and has 2000 fans heading down to Huish Park.

With nine new additions in the summer, Richard Shaw joining the backroom staff and Lee Carsley stepping up from the Academy, there is plenty to be optimistic about for Sky Blues fans.

On hearing the news City fans have sold out their away allocation, Thorn believes they will play a major part in the season for the club.

He commented: “Well we have 2000 fans going down there which is incredible. They sold out the allocation last week and that’s brilliant.

“It is going to be some following down there and we want to give those fans something to shout about. We need to get the club back where it needs to be.

“I hope we can respond to that support and they stuck with us all last season so we definitely owe them. 

“They will definitely play their part in the season as well because when players have support like that, they will respond.”

The City boss confirmed that they will have to make a late check on John Fleck ahead of the game after picking up an injury in the pre-season game against Accrington.

The Scottish midfielder was one of several additions and Thorn believes the club has been given a ‘fresh start’ over the summer.

He added: “It has been a really positive summer for everyone at the club. The confidence has definitely been lifted.

“Take Tuesday for example as we probably would have lost that game last season but even though we didn’t play to our best, we dug in and got the result.

“It shows a lot about the side and at times you have to get a result that way. I am looking forward to get the season underway and make sure we have a positive mindset going forward.

“It will be a tough test at Yeovil but I think the side is ready to get at it.”

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