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Thorn pleased with display against Vale

7 August 2012

Sky Blues boss gives his thoughts on pre-season friendly win at Vale Park and trialists

Coventry City boss Andy Thorn said he was pleased with his side's display as the Sky Blues beat Port Vale 1-0 at Vale Park in their penultimate friendly of their 2012/13 pre-season campaign.

A 25-yard strike from Gary McSheffrey three minutes before half time settled the game as City move to within just one pre-season of their start of the 2012/13 season.

Thorn said: "I was really pleased with the first half and pleased overall. I though Stephen Elliott did really well and looked really sharp, getting in behind players and he definitely comes into my calculations now.

"I thought Richard Wood and Reece Brown formed a good partnership in the middle of defence and looked solid and I thought Adam Barton showed lots of quality even though he's probably a couple of games behind us. He's a fit lad and he covers the ground well, it's been his first game for a long time but he'll be fine.

"I thought it was difficult for the trialist Peter Poloskei because he came on second half with alot of the younger boys but we will have a good look at him in the week. With Steven Jennings we know what he is about and we will do the same with him."

"We've got one game left now and the season has come around really quick so we want to get the rest of our work done to make sure we're ready and I'm looking forward to that first game."


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