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"We hope to add one striker over the next few days. Maybe more next week." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

25 July 2015

The City boss was also happy with his side's display in the 1-1 draw at League Two side Luton Town...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed he is expecting a striker to join the club over the next couple of days.

The Sky Blues boss was speaking to the media after he saw his side claim a 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road against Luton Town.

City, who dominated much of the afternoon's play, went ahead early in the second-half through James Maddison after neat inter-play between Ruben Lameiras and Danny Swanson.

Jack Marriott leveled the tie late on for the home side and Mowbray hopes to add to his ranks over the next few days.

Mowbray said: "I thought we did well today. We dominated much of the ball and kept possession really well throughout the afternoon.

"We're aware of the lack of striking options and we hope to add at least one over the next few days and maybe one or two more later next week.

"We want to get the right players in and I'd rather wait for the right ones rather than panic and get a team you're not happy with.

"If it means starting the season with a few elements missing then fine. We've got to get it right for the entire season."

The Sky Blues were backed by 278 City fans in Luton ahead of Tuesday's trip to Cambridge United, the fourth pre-season friendly.

Mowbray admitted he's now looking at playing certain players for 90 minutes as the pre-season preparations continue.

He added: "Luton brought a lot of players off the bench in the second-half but we're now looking at making sure our players get more minutes.

"We need to start looking at that starting XI for the start of the season and who will be in that side. 

"Those players need to get more minutes under their belt so I think that's why Luton came back into it in the last 20 minutes.

"That's ok. That's what pre-season is for and I'm happy with what I've seen from my side today." 

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