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"It's always good to see former players come back and hopefully we can put on a show for Legends Day." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

20 March 2015

The Sky Blues boss also wants his side to use the momentum of the last two games to take a third win in a row against Doncaster tomorrow...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray wants his side to put in a good performance in front of the watching legends that will be present at the Ricoh Arena as part of Legends Day tomorrow.

The Sky Blues take on Doncaster and will be watched by some of the biggest names in the club's history, including George Hudson, Ernie Hunt, Willie Carr and Dave Bennett to name but four of the players who will be involved in the day's events.

Mowbray has great memories of playing against Coventry City and memories of the club's success as a boy and wants the legends to see the current crop prove themselves after back-to-back wins.

"I think of some of the names when I'm chatting about football, I've been a football nut all my life and I have a great recollection of Willie Carr flicking it to Ernie Hunt, that is etched in my brain and it will be good to see those gentlemen tomorrow,” Mowbray said.

"Historically Coventry have had some great teams, I think back to  the 4-3 game at Highfield Road where Bernie Slaven scored a hat-trick, I didn't play it was one of the games I missed that season. I remember Slaven scoring, they're great memories. I also remember in recent years a pretty full Ricoh Arena, coming with Albion. 

"But it's always good to see former players come back to football club and hopefully we can put on a show and they can see the current crop perform to the standard we know they can.

"It will be a test for us at the Ricoh with the surface, but we'll go into the game with confidence from the last two games."

The Sky Blues face a Doncaster side that are winless in their last four games, but Mowbray has warned that their current form will make the game even harder for his side.

The City boss believes that they will have a greater motivation at the Ricoh Arena to get themselves back in the top six, but he wants to see a performance from his players which can potentially help to get fans back supporting the team at the Ricoh Arena.

He continued: "Hopefully we can find a performance that the supporters can enjoy. My job is to try and put a product on the pitch to get fans to bring their mates and things like that which I talked about in my first week. 

"You can only do that by winning, so let’s hope we can win three on the bounce and start to stir a few thought patterns in supporters who have been staying away. Doncaster are a good side and we need to make sure we're right at it.

"I think you have to mindful of the opposition’s form, in my mind they're dangerous, they've gone from being in the top six to falling to mid-table. So the manager will have them focused and keyed up for the game.

"I would suggest we have a tough game despite their recent results. It's a dangerous game but one we're looking forward to, one we'll be positive in."

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