The City boss also saw positive signs from midfield duo John Fleck and Romain Vincelot...
Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray will continue to run his eye over trialist Ruben Lameiras after the 0-0 draw at Nuneaton Town.
The Sky Blues were held at Liberty Way in their first pre-season game leading up to the 2015/16 League One season.
James Maddison hit the bar from a free-kick in City's best chance of the game and Lameiras had two shots saved during the first-half.
Mowbray was happy with the work-out and confirmed he will continue to look at Lameiras at Ryton training ground.
The City boss said: "It was good for us, a good work-out. There were lots of positive things for us to take from the game.
"It was a mixed bag for us with the experienced players, young lads and new signings all coming on and the first game can always catch you out.
"He's got a good pedrigree. He's been a Tottenham Hotspur and you can tell he has got natural ability and a bit of flair.
"I like his positive play and he's definitely worth keeping in the building and continuing to have a look at him."
The City boss also pointed out John Fleck's performance and hopes him and Romain Vincelot will develop an understanding ahead of the new season.
He added: "Fleck is an important player for this club. I knew the name before I came but probably didn't realise just how talented he is.
"I want him to grow next season and become a really influential player for us. Romain also did very well when he come on.
"He brings an energy and a knowledge to our midfield and my hope is that the more games we play, them two can develop an understanding."