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PRESS WATCH: "I understand supporters want to see some signings coming in, as do I, but I'm not worried." Tony Mowbray

12 June 2015

The Sky Blues boss says progress has been made on signings but he wants to ensure the right players come to the club...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray admitted he is in no great rush to sign players as he wants to ensure the right characters and players with the right skillsets enter the building.

The Sky Blues are amongst a number of other League One clubs yet to dip into the transfer market but Mowbray confirmed that potential deals are progressing.

“There’s nothing in terms of anyone signing at the moment but I hope there’s progress," Mowbray told the Coventry Telegraph.

“I’d like to think we’re close to concluding one or two but it’s never that easy because there’s always fine detail. You think you’ve done a deal and then there’s always something else that wants adding on.

"Sometimes agents take your offer and go to other clubs and say ‘this is what I’ve been offered there, can you beat it?’

“That’s why I am not in any great rush. I understand supporters want to see some signings coming in, just as I do because I am sat here in my office and the board is looking very empty with holes all over the team at the moment. But they’ll fill up, hopefully with the right players.”

"I have got no concerns at the moment. I’m not sitting here thinking, ‘oh gosh,’ because we’re just progressing things along.

“It’s not just me doing this. Mark Venus and Steve Waggott are doing certain things and Steve is involved because he's been doing it for a long time.

"But hopefully together we’ll find the players we need to help us to do better than last season and progress to the top end of the table to see where we go.”

Mowbray also admitted that he is still actively pursuing Reda Johnson while Marcus Tudgay is close to renewing his deal.

He added: “Reda’s on holiday in Marbella at the moment and I speak to his advisor almost daily.

“I’d say Marcus is almost done; we’re just about there.

“Chris Stokes is away and I’ve really left that one with Steve Waggott to get on with.”

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