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"The Den demands an intensity and we delivered it. Delighted for the players and fans." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

15 August 2015

The Sky Blues has also challenged Ruben Lameiras to get into double figures for the 2015/16 season...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray couldn't praise his players enough after the Sky Blues continued their winning start.

The Sky Blues were 3-0 up at half-time at the Den as Adam Armstrong netted a brace either side of Ruben Lameiras' strike after Lee Burge saved Lee Gregory's penalty in the third minute.

City sealed a brilliant day at the Den when Jim O'Brien netted with 10 minutes remaining as the Sky Blues sit at the top of the league.

Mowbray demanded an intensity coming into the game and was delighted with the way his players delivered it.

The City boss said: "I've brought team to here in the past and it's always been difficult. I've tried to drum into the players over the last two days how difficult it can be.

"This place demands an intensity and they delivered it. The game-plan worked very, very well again today but all the credit has to go to the players.

"They made it happen and made it work. Adam Armstrong has obviously added something to the side which we've been missing for a long time and the other players are raising their game.

"He's got his feet on the ground and you can tell he just loves playing football. There was quality throughout the pitch today and with six goals scored, none conceded, it's very pleasing."

With so many impressive performances across the pitch, Mowbray praised Lameiras for his hard work and has challenged Maddison to get off the mark.

He added: "I was delighted for Ruben. He works really hard for the team and has a wand of a left foot but if he doesn't work hard for the side, it wouldn't get into the side.

"If we're going to get out of this league this year, Ruben is probably going to have to chip in with double figures so delighted to see him get off the mark.

"Young James hasn't done that yet but I'm sure he will and his movement today was brilliant. His pass for the goal was outstanding and shows the confidence of the young lad.

"It was a great day and I'm just delighted for the supporters as well who have travelled in their droves to a difficult place. The challenge is to sustain it now."

Watch Tony Mowbray's interview on Sky Blues Player below...

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