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Martin loan signing a no-brainer

25 February 2013

City interim boss Lee Carsley on loan signing and what City need to do in race for promotion

Coventry City interim boss Lee Carsley says there are still plenty of twists and turns to come this season that could contribute to the Sky Blues' promotion hopes.

Carsley said he will not set any targets in stone but at the same time he said he was keen not to waste the position City have put themselves in where they are still in the promotion hunt with 12 games of the campaign to go.

The Sky Blues travel to Bournemouth tomorrow night looking for a record-equalling tenth away win of the season and Carsley said consistency would be key if the club would to fulfill their hopes of a top six finish.

"I can't see the top six keep winning from now until the end of the season but we need to keep the pressure on," he said.

"It's important we have some consistency and at the same time address our home form because I'm aware of it and the players are aware of it so it's something we need to look at.

"But we need to concentrate on ourselves and that's what we've been doing and that's what we will keep doing because I'm sure there's lots of twists and turns to come yet."

Carsley has also been allowed to bolster his options by bringing in 23-year-old central defender Aaron Martin on loan from Southampton and he called the acquisition a no-brainer after watching him in action.

"He was a player I spotted as having the kind of attributes we want because he's aggressive, he's quick and he's been part of a change at Southampton where they are now leaning more towards the style of play that we are trying to encourage in terms of being quick to the ball and pressing opposition when they are in possession.

"In terms of that he's done alot of sessions at Southampton similar to our own so he comes to us already used to that.

"He can use the ball well as well so he is a good addition. We've got a good squad of players here but he stood out for me when I saw him play against Wolves so I think bringing him in was a bit of a no-brainer."

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