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"Luton Town are a strong side. It'll be another difficult pre-season test for us." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

24 July 2015

The City boss has praised the quality of the sides Coventry will face during this pre-season...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has already got the inside line on this weekend's opponents, Luton Town.

The Sky Blues travel to Kenilworth Road tomorrow to face the League Two side, 3pm kick-off, as the pre-season schedule continues to ramp up.

Luton Town are expected to be strong promotion contenders in League Two next season, just like Tuesday's opponents Portsmouth.

Mowbray believes it will be a good test but has already got the inside line on the Hatters from Portsmouth manager Paul Cook.

The City boss said: "It'll be a difficult contest as I'm sure they'll do well next season.

"I spoke to Paul Cook, the Portsmouth manager, about Luton because he saw them on Tuesday and he thought they they looked very impressive.

"They'll be strong in League Two next year as they are one of the biggest clubs in that divison."

After the Luton trip, City will also play against Cambridge United and Oxford United before the start of the 2015/16 season on Saturday, August 8th.

Mowbray believes a difficult pre-season schedule, made up of strong League Two team away from home, will prepare the squad properly. 

He added: "That's why we picked these games. We didn't want a pre-season where we coasted through games but we need that challenge.

"You don't want a situation where you're coasting through games where it becomes like a training exercise.

"If you look through our schedule, we've picked teams who we think will test us and get us ready for the start of the season." 

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