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"Let's keep our feet on the ground. A football season is a campaign." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

17 August 2015

The Sky Blues boss wants to see his side stay focused after an impressive start to the 2015/16 season...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has urged his players 'to keep their feet on the ground' after an impressive start to the 2015/16 season.

The Sky Blues have claimed six points from their first two league games, with wins over Millwall and Wigan Athletic.

Even more impressively, the Sky Blues have scored six goals already this season, four of which came in the victory over Millwall, and yet to concede a goal.

Despite the impressive start to the campaign, Mowbray wants his players to stay focused and keep trying to amass as many points as possible.

The City boss said: "I have to say we haven't looked at the table. It's important the players stay focused to win games.

"Football seasons are a campaign and you have to grind them out. It's like what I said to Neil Harris after the game, who knows what we're going to be like in February when the pitches are boggy.

"When I was manager of Middlesborough, we were second in the table twice at Christmas and both times missed out on the play-offs so we can't get ahead of ourselves.

"The feet must stay on the ground. Let's look at the next game and let's try and win the next game."

City face Crewe Alexandra tomorrow night at the Ricoh Arena having suffered a number of poor results against the Alex over recent years.

Jacob Murphy came off the bench during the 4-0 win on Saturday despite meeting most of the players on the team coach in the morning.

Mowbray added: "We've got a few options and I'd like to try and integrate Jacob a little bit more as well.

"I thought he did well when he came and probably should have scored. It was difficult for him really as he hadn't trained with us before.

"He met most of the players on the team coach on the way down which is never easy for a new lad but I think he did well in the circumstances.

"He'll train with us today and I'm sure after he's learnt the way we work and operate, he'll find it easier."

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