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"We should be confident with our away form, but we're aware of their home form too." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

2 May 2015

The Sky Blues boss also reveals that the tactics will change based on other results in the league...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that the Sky Blues' tactics will change throughout the game on Sunday based on what the other results are around the league.

City need just a point from their trip to Crawley to ensure safety in League One but if they do find themselves behind, other results will be what determine City's fate.

Mowbray admitted that  the staff have been professional and worked out the permutations and says that if their own performance is lacking they will change their approach based on League One's other fixtures.

"With other results the strategy changes," Mowbray said.

"We've got to be professional, our staff will know the scores from elsewhere and feed them through.

"Supporters will be letting us know too and it's a strange scenario when scorelines elsewhere filter through. 

"But the whole situation changes if we're 2-0, because then we wouldn't be bothered on scores from elsewhere, it's a weird day! But if we look after our own performance and result then we'll have no danger.

"We can't affect the other games but we will be mindful of them."

The Sky Blues have not lost in their last five away games and Mowbray believes that the squad should take confidence from those displays.

He is also aware of Crawley's current form too, as they have won their last two home games 2-0. 

Mowbray wants City to be wary of their counter-attacking style and said: "I like my teams to have the ball and we are very aware of their counter-attacking threat.

"We haven’t been free-flowing with goals particularly since Dominic Samuel and Marcus Tudgay have been injured but I do anticipate us having a lot of the ball in their final third. We are mindful of how quickly they change the ball but we should be confident from our recent away performances. 

"Izale McLeod is a constant threat but we should not be scared and should be confident. We need to stay calm and take the game-plan on to the pitch.”

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