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"Jacob Murphy stepped up to the plate today. It's just another three points." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

14 November 2015

The City boss also praised the mentality of Romain Vincelot and Marc Antoine Fortune after the 3-1 win over the U's...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray insists it is just 'the next three points' after City claimed second spot in the League One table.

The Sky Blues recorded a 3-1 victory at Colchester United as a brace from Jacob Murphy and Marc Antoine Fortune's second-half strike sealed the points.

Mowbray praised the professional performance and expressed his delight for Murphy after getting two goals at his former club.

The City boss said: "It's the next three points for us. It was a professional performance and we thoroughly deserved the victory today.

"It is a difficult place to come, they've got some really good footballers and they can score goals which they've shown on plenty of occasions.

"Disappointed to go behind but the response was brilliant and I thought from the point we scored and then went ahead, we were good value for the victory.

"Murphy stepped up to the plate today. Without Armstrong and Kent, I was delighted he got his goals today and delighted for Fortune as I thought he was brilliant today."

Mowbray continued and revealed he had spoke to Romain Vincelot and Fortune before the game following the awful events in Paris last night.

He added: "He led the line really well and we've done a lot of work with him this week about stretching defenders and running in behind to make life difficult for them.

"I'd have to say it was a difficult morning for the two French lads. They were obviously in touch with their families overnight and Fortune's relatives were at the game.

"I wanted to check whether they were good to play and they were determined to do so. Romain and Marc both showed a terrific mentality today."


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