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"The Christmas period is important and it's a great opportunity for us to keep the unbeaten run going." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

11 December 2015

Mowbray talks about the break before Sunday's game and the Christmas period here...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray believes not having a game last week has given City a good platform going into the Sheffield United game.

Mowbray also believes that the break has set the game up to be a big encounter in League One and isn't bothered by the 12pm kick-off time.

"With it being the run up to Christmas, not having a game has given us a chance to get everyone back in contention," Mowbray said.

"There are some positives, we haven't lost in a couple of months and it would be nice to keep that going with some games but it sets this big game up against Sheffield United.

"It will be a similar atmosphere to the Bradford game, we dealt with that OK and the players will have to be up for it again. 

"I don't think it causes us any problems being an early kick-off apart from logistics, what time we have to get up out of bed, what time we have to eat, but it's the same for both sides.

"It's not that far to travel and we're mindful that the supporters have to be up earlier than normal to get on the road but we'll have a decent following there and hopefully we can find a performance for them."

The Christmas period sees the Sky Blues travel to Sheffield United, then face Oldham and Port Vale at the Ricoh Arena before a trip to Chesterfield all before the end of December.

Mowbray is looking forward to games coming in thick and fast and believes the squad will be looking forward to an exciting period.

He continued: "The Christmas period is important because there are lots of games, around Boxing Day we have two games in three days so they come thick and fast. 

"When you take a breath of air after it, five games have gone and it gives you a clearer picture, we're looking forward to it though we're not worrying about it.

"It's a great opportunity for us to keep the unbeaten run and we're looking forward to fixtures."

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