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"The team are confident and I feel we are a decent team in this league - but we need to keep proving it." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

18 December 2015

The Sky Blues boss talks about confidence in the camp and Sam Ricketts' absence here...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray is adamant the Sky Blues are full of confidence heading into the Oldham clash tomorrow.

City come into the game at the Ricoh Arena off the back of an unfortunate 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last Sunday.

Mowbray believes that hasn't affected the flow of confidence in the camp and is also confident the side will overcome captain Sam Rickett's absence.

"The team are confident and I feel we are a decent team in this league - but we need to prove it every game," Mowbray said.

"Every team makes it difficult to break them down, we saw that in the Sheffield United game, every team can score a goal whether it be a set play or counter attack.

"We see where Oldham are in the table and they'll be a group of players inspired by the stadium and the occasion as it's a big game. 

"Sam Ricketts has been a model of consistency wherever he has played this season for us. His assurance and his voice have been important but we have to overcome that. But we've got defensive cover in over the last few weeks so it's not a personnel issue for us."

Asked who would replace Ricketts as captain for the Sky Blues, Mowbray replied: "I can decide that any time up to kick-off and I don’t think it really matters because this group are really tight and have a great camerarderie, so whoever it is before the game doesn’t make too much difference."

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