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"Spirits are high. I do like to play from the back, it's what I learned at Southampton." - Coventry City's Aaron Martin

20 March 2015

Sky Blues defender feels that the whole side is 'gelling together' and is confident ahead of tomorrow's game against Doncaster Rovers…

Coventry City defender Aaron Martin feels that confidence is high in the Sky Blues dressing room after back-to-back wins in SkyBet League One.

A 3-2 win at Chesterfield was followed by a 2-0 victory over Fleetwood and Martin feels that the side is starting to 'gel' under manager Tony Mowbray.

Mowbray's passing philosophy is one that the 25-year old is happy with, stating that it was the way he learnt to play as a youngster in Southampton's academy.



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"Confidence is high," Martin said. "With the new gaffer people have started to gel and the way he wants us to play is comfortable with us.

"We went through a period where we were keeping clean sheets with regularity, but we then had a little dip.

"I think we were unfortunate, they were often tight games where we didn't have that little bit of luck that we needed. But it has started to improve now and I think that the manager has played his part in that.

"He likes us to play football and I do like to play from the back, it is the way that I learnt in the academy at Southampton.

"The trouble is that the pitch is bad at the Ricoh. Compare that to the two wins we've just had on the two pitches, where it was easier to play good football thanks to the surfaces.

"But we're all professionals, we know that we need to find a way to win because that's what matters, the fans will be there in their thousands and we need to send them home happy."

Tomorrow's visitors have had a slight dip in form as of late and find themselves adrift of a play-off place.

Martin is under no illusions though that Rovers will be tough opponents and that the squad will need to be at their best to get a result.

The former Yeovil defender is confident though that City have the firepower to see the game out and praised the forward pair of Dominic Samuel and Frank Nouble, who both scored midweek.

He continued: "Doncaster are a good side, there is no question about that. As long as we play the war we have done in the last two games then we should be okay.

"The last two games we have actually finished teams off, we are more confident then we were a little while ago.

"The strikers are there to score goals and the ability that they show in training is frightening. It takes that little but of flair to score and Dominic showed that on Tuesday.

"I couldn't tell you who is going to be top scorer, it looks pretty sure that it's going to be Frank or Dominic!

"Although I don't care who scores to be honest, as long we keep winning games and scoring goals."


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