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"There has been no decision on Chris Stokes yet. He deserves credit for the way he has stepped up." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

16 March 2015

Also, having reflected on the weekend's win over Chesterfield, Mowbray says there is still work to be done...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed there has been no decision on Chris Stokes' future ahead of the Fleetwood Town game.

The 23-year old joined the Sky Blues on loan last month and has started all six games since his debut in the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United.

The left-back's loan deal is set to end after the Tuesday night trip to Fleetwood as City go in search of back-to-back wins.

Speaking at this morning's press conference at Ryton, Mowbray said no decision has been made on him but praised his attitude and application since joining the club.

Mowbray said: "Chris is doing fine. He's deserves credit as he has made a huge step-up from the Conference to League One level which is always difficult for a player.

"He played well in the victory at the weekend and what I do know is that he is a great lad. When you're talking to him, you can tell he listening to you and taking it in.

"At the moment, we're concentrating on tomorrow's game so I want him to go into it with a positive frame of mind and we'll make a decision when we've got to make it.

"He's played a lot of minutes since he has came to the club and has coped with the demands well."

Goals from Frank Nouble, Sanmi Odelusi and Marcus Tudgay sealed a 3-2 win over Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium on Saturday as City closed the gap on the teams above them.

Having had more time to digest the weekend's performance, Mowbray was happy with the side's goal threat but says there is plenty more work to be done.

He said: "The most pleasing thing for me after the weekend's game is that we carry a real goal threat and we used our possession off the ball well.

"There is plenty of pace in the side so we can break quickly on teams. There is still plenty of work to be done though.

"I'd like to do so much more work with the players than I'm currently allowed to as we've got little time with the amount of games.

"We've got a mini-break next week so I'm looking forward to be able to get a bit of work done with the players and being able to express my ideas a little bit more."

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