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"I was asked about loans yesterday and it would be totally unfair without assessing the footballers I've got." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

6 March 2015

The Sky Blues boss is looking forward to tomorrow's game and has enjoyed returning to management after over a year out of the game...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has reiterated the fact that he wants to give everyone a chance to prove themselves under his management.

The Sky Blues boss was in the stands for the 1-0 defeat to Barnsley on Tuesday night on the same day he was unveiled as City manager.

But Mowbray is eager to assess everyone thoroughly and give the players time to prove themselves after brushing aside speculation about him immediately moving in the loan market.

"I'm two days in so I can't judge yet," Mowbray said.

"I'm on the training ground still not knowing some players names and roles, that's the reality. I know the players I know but some of the younger players I don't know their capabilities. I'm looking forward to learning that over the coming weeks as we move on.

"It's important I go to the youth game tomorrow and the 21s on Wednesday, I need to see everyone. I was asked about loans yesterday and it would be totally unfair without assessing the footballers I've got. I can lean on the staff of course, but with total respect nothing has crossed my mind about transfers.

"Tuesday wasn't a true reflection of the players, but their application and endeavour was excellent. A win might have been deserved but a draw would've been a fairer result. Hopefully the journey can start on Saturday."

Mowbray admitted he has enjoyed his first few days in charge after a long period out of the game.

With the Vale game coming up, the new manager is eager to get off to a good start, but once again reiterated that developing entertaining football will not be a quick process.

He continued: "I've enjoyed being back. It has been easy, it's like riding a bike. It's what you thrive off and what you do. It's natural for me to talk to people, deal with players, understand what's right and wrong. But I am only a human being! 

"Football is what I have done all my life, I see things certain ways and I want to work in an environment that's good for me and good for the players and staff.

"I work as hard as I can, I tell you how I see it. There is no magic wand, I can't turn City into an aesthetically pleasing side in one day. It's up to us to work hard on the training ground. The summertime will be the time for us to develop how we want to move forward."

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