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"I have to use my contacts and negotiate, they need help. Things have to change." Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray

12 March 2015

The Sky Blues boss wants change both on and off the field as City prepare to take on Chesterfield on Saturday…

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray expressed his desire for change as the Sky Blues prepare to take on Chesterfield Saturday in SkyBet League One.

After seeing every available player at the club in action, Mowbray has a clearer picture as he plots a course for City to stay in the division.

Now the manager wants to see a change on and off the field, starting with Saturday's game against the Spireites.

"The lads do work extremely hard," he said. "But they need help. Let's see if we can bring in a few faces in the next few days.

"My job is to put a team on the pitch to win matches. This squad does not have the formula to win matches yet so things have to change.

"A few new faces will help the existing squad. We need some experience, some drive and aggression.

"We are looking at all areas for improvement. The problem is, it's a difficult situation. But the only people available are young under-21 footballers or players looking for a last club.

"I don't get players thrown at me, I have to use my contacts and negotiate what is best for the player and for us as a football club.

"Today was my fourth training session in full, at the moment they don't expand the ball enough. They've been told a certain way to play and slowly I am trying to install some of my basics.

"I can't do it all at once and hopefully this time next season you will tell me that we are best in the league at ball retention.

"But it has to happen over time, I can't change it completely just yet."

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