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Shaw on Stevenage & injury news

9 September 2012

Richard Shaw talks ahead of Stevenage clash...

Coventry City caretaker boss Richard Shaw is hoping his side can grow in confidence ahead of Sunday’s match with Stevenage.

The Sky Blues are yet to win a league game despite knocking Championship side Birmingham City out of the Captial One Cup and beating Burton Albion in the Johnstone Paint Trophy on penalties.

With the narrow 1-0 defeat at Gresty Road against Crewe Alexandra last weekend, Shaw is hoping City can rediscover the form which saw the side progress in both cup competitions.

Shaw said: “It is an important game for us, and there is no getting away from it. We have to realise how good we are and start producing results worthy of that.

“In the first half against Bury and the entire game against Birmingham, we were brilliant. We played with confidence and looked in good shape.

“They are the levels we need to get to. It is early on in the season but we want to get the club higher up the table because we are better than what we are showing at the moment, and the players know that.

“Every game is important and I don’t want to make too much of it because I don’t want to put too much pressure on the players. Whatever the stage of the season though, you always have to be looking for the three points.

“I think everyone is looking at us to start getting the results as we are a big club. Those results will come because we have the quality in the dressing room.”

Jordan Clarke missed the Burton Albion cup game through injury but he is expected to be fit for the game against Stevenage.

However, Shaw confessed that the game might come to soon for summer signing John Fleck.

He added: “Jordan (Clarke) missed the last game with a knock but he was training today and we will look at it, but we are hopeful he will be available for selection.

“There is a few who won’t make the game like Jordan Willis who is still injured. John Fleck is back training and looking good but we don’t want to rush anything.

“I do think this game will be too soon for John but we are happy with the way he is progressing and the attitude he has shown.

“Other than that, we have a pretty clean bill of health. Obviously we have lads who have longer term injuries like Nathan Cameron who needs to get a few games under his belt before he gets back.

“Regarding the injury situation, we are getting there and when we have the likes of Fleck and Conor (Thomas) back we will be stronger for it.”

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