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"We travel to Rochdale in a positive frame of mind looking for a result." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

11 August 2015

The Sky Blues boss also says he will pick the best team he can for the Capital One Cup clash at Spotland...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that the players are in a positive frame of mind to face Rochdale tonight following the opening day success against Wigan.

The Sky Blues travel to Spotland to face Dale who won 2-0 themselves on the opening day, against Peterborough.

But City boss Mowbray is eager to keep the winning feeling going and is not treating it as a cup tie, but the next chance for the Sky Blues to build momentum. 

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“I think every game is important,” Mowbray said.

“Rochdale put on a good performance at the weekend so we’ll try and get a good result.

“The Capital One Cup is a good competition, my past experience tells me that you go into these games and wish it was a league game for points but that doesn't affect my thinking ahead of the game.

“It’s the next game whatever the outcome, the focus really has to be that we’re concentrating on the next game. We’re taking one game at a time and we travel to Rochdale in a positive frame of mind.”

Mowbray has hinted there may be some changes to the City side that were victorious against the Latics at the weekend, with one enforced change in Adam Armstrong missing out.

But the City boss has vowed to put out the strongest line-up he can as he expects a tough test against the Dale.

He continued: “We’ve got one or two knocks and the team will reflect that. For example, Jordan Willis took a knock on the head at the weekend and we won't risk him. By giving you the news I’m giving the opposition the team! But we’ll pick the best team we can.

“Whatever team we put out we’ll be competitive. They won 2-0 against a good Peterborough side and we expect a tough fixture, they were good last year and have an experienced manager but again we’re looking forward to it.”


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