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"I think it's testament to the way we play that we have players phoning saying they want to come to our club." Coventry City's Jamie Clapham

5 December 2015

The Sky Blues first-team coach talks about the style of play and recruitment here...

Coventry City first-team coach Jamie Clapham believes the Sky Blues' style of football has and will continue to help the club's recruitment.

Tony Mowbray's philosophy is well known across the English game as being attacking and entertaining, and Clapham, who shares Mowbray's philosophies, believes that the aesthetic style of the Sky Blues this season has encouraged players to come to the club.

"I don't want to sit with ten players behind the ball and whack it long to hit teams on the counter," Clapham said.

"I think the Gaffer's style is evident to everyone, it may leave us open at times but if you can't score goals you won't win matches.

"We have plenty of character in the dressing room and players who can hurt teams, so we've always got the threat to get back into games should we fall behind.

"With the recruitment this summer we were dilligent, we wanted a character as well as a player with good technical ability. I think it's a testament to the way we want to play that we have players phoning and saying they want to come to our club.

"We've also attracted the Armstrongs, Kents and Murphys and because you play a certain style, you'll get certain players.

"We're fortunate that the players have stepped up to the plate and everyone has hit the ground running."


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