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"Ultimately, footballers live and die by their levels of consistency. We've got to eradicate the mistakes." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

27 March 2015

The Sky Blues boss wants to see his side cut out the mistakes as City look to get their third away win in a row at London Road...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has urged his City side to develop their 'levels of consistency' ahead of the trip to Peterborough United.

The Sky Blues have finished their preparations for the trip to London Road as they look to bounce back from the 3-1 defeat at the Ricoh Arena against Doncaster Rovers last week.

Previous to that result, Mowbray's side had recorded back-to-back away wins at Chesterfield and Fleetwood meaning three points tomorrow could make it three away wins in a row for the Sky Blues.

Mowbray, aware of the mistakes which led to the Doncaster result, wants his side to show their best week-in, week-out if the Sky Blues are to stay in League One.

The City boss said: "Ultimately, footballers live and die by their levels of consistency and there has been a distinct lack of consistency here this season.

"If it is the same guys who are making the same mistakes every couple of weeks then ultimately, they can't play in the team and that is the reality of the situation.

"The group work hard and they're fighting for the club but mistakes puncture everything really so you've got to eradicate them, simple as.

"We're a group who focus on playing out from the back and through the middle so it is a fine balance as you'll be more prone to mistakes. The bottom line is we've got to build confidence that we won't make those mistakes."

The Posh have enjoyed a mid-season revival having won five out of the last six matches, including wins over promotion hopefuls Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers.

Mowbray believes Peterborough should be in the top six of League One but has stressed the Sky Blues can beat anyone in the league. 

He added: "I'm really looking forward to the game as I think we'll go there and give them a good test. They also like to play it around so it should be a good fixture.

"Let's see if we can go there and play like we did at Chesterfield and Fleetwood, and get a similar result. At our best, we can beat anyone in this league.

"Unfortunately, at our worst, we're not good enough and that is why we are where we are. I've got a pretty good record at Peterborough when I went there with my West Brom and Middlesbrough teams.

"Peterborough are a club who should be in the top six of this division really with the resources they have and it's a difficult place to go but like I've said, we should be confident."

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