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"I had a good chat with Paul Cook about Fleetwood, we carry a goal threat and want a good performance." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

17 March 2015

The Sky Blues boss also revealed that he doesn't mind selection issues as a loanee is set to miss tonight's game due to Football League rules...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that he spoke to Chesterfield boss Paul Cook at the weekend to help get a better picture of Fleetwood Town ahead of tonight's trip to Highbury.

The Spireites beat Fleetwood 3-0 back in February and Mowbray was looking to get some insight from Cook about tonight's opponents after the 3-2 win over Chesterfield on Saturday. 

But Mowbray, while admitting he doesn't know too much about the Cod Army apart from the videos he has watched, wants to focus how the Sky Blues can impose their strengths on the game and has urged his players to produce a similar performance to Saturday's victory at the Proact Stadium.

"We do carry a goal threat," Mowbray said.

"We're going to Fleetwood in a positive frame of mind.

"I'm not overly familiar with Fleetwood, that's a fair comment. But I've been studying them, watching them and had a good chat with Paul Cook after Saturday's game. They beat Fleetwood 3-0 in their last home game before us, sure Fleetwood had a man sent off but it gave me a little insight.

"But it's really about us, how we set up and impose our game on to them, without the ball or with it. At this moment you could say we are most dangerous without the ball with the pace of Samuel and Nouble and the cleverness of Tudgay.

"Every game is a challenge, watching them this morning they've got some good players and we'll be looking for a similar performance to the one that got us three points at the weekend."

Mowbray has plenty of competition for places in the squad and one loan player will have to miss the game due to the rule of only five loanees being able to be in a match-day squad at one time.

But the manager doesn't mind selection headaches and also expects more loan signings to add to the depth of the squad before next Thursday's loan deadline.

He continued: "I don't mind selection issues, I never have done throughout my career. 

"Footballers can want to play every minute of every game. As long as you talk to them like human beings and show logic behind your decisions then they have to get on with it, train hard and hope the next game suits them more.

"It is what it is, the football club is where it is with loan signings and I would hope there are a few more before Thursday's deadline. We just have to deal with that depending on who we're playing at the time."

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