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"The players act ultra-professional and put everything into training each day." - Coventry City's Jamie Clapham

3 December 2015

The Sky Blues coach believes the video analysis has been used well this season as he looks at the season so far...

Coventry City first-team coach Jamie Clapham has praised the 'work ethic' in the group in an exclusive interview with Sky Blues Player.

The City coach sat down with Sky Blues Player to discuss the season so far as City lie in the automatic promotion spots with 20 games gone.

Clapham has been part of Tony Mowbray's coaching set-up which has seen City claim their best start to a season since 1967 and lose just three league games.

In a 10-minute interview with Sky Blues Player, Clapham revealed the coaching methods used this season and how personalities have helped the Sky Blues this campaign.

Clapham said: "We've started well and we're happy with the progress the players have made since pre-season.

"The work-ethic of the group is fantastic and that has been the major contributing factor to our good form this year. There was a decision made in the summer not just to look for talented players but good personalities as well.

"We've got experienced players at the club who aren't scared to use their voice in the dressing room. It keeps everybody grounded.

"The players act ultra-professional and put everything into training each day, and that is what you want from your players. That mentality can only be positive in the group."

Whilst a lot has been made of the summer recruitment, City players like Chris Stokes, Reice Charles-Cook and Aaron Martin have found fantastic form this season.

Clapham hopes the training methods are helping the players keep their focus and continue to improve throughout the 2015/16 season.

He continued: "I think there has always got to be a learning objective. We don't just put a training session on for the sake of it.

"We always try and highlight what we're aiming to get out of the players, what we're trying to achieve and how we're aiming to play for the weekend's game.

"I think we've used the video analysis well this season. We're not always going to be able to get the players out on the grass in a season as you've got to look after them.

"Players can get bored and lose focus in training though so I've always found it to be really important to keep a pace and variation to what we do, and it's been a positive outcome so far."

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