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"The club, manager and staff's job has always has been, in my eyes, to give football fans a team to enjoy and to get behind." Tony Mowbray

20 November 2015

The manager also talks about Gillingham, the challenges over the course of a season and City's position here...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray is looking forward to facing Gillingham at the Ricoh Arena, but is not getting carried away about the Sky Blues' league position.

City head into the game in second place in League One, just a goal behind tomorrow's opponents. Mowbray's side are also on a run of eight games unbeaten in the league and have achieved their best start to a season since 1963.

The manager is pleased that the fans are excited for the game but maintains that the true test for the squad over the season will be maintaining the numbers for the rest of the season.

"Generally, being humble here, my teams have started seasons pretty well," Mowbray said. 

"We're near the top of tables and the test lies within the depth of your squad and how you cope with injuries.

"At this moment we're just accumulating points, keeping the tally ticking along and the next challenge is Gillingham who are a different type of team.

"I think the biggest deal with their intensity, they play high intensity football and are a team that can play through the lines or go long. They get a lot of men around the ball and have scored the most set plays in the league.

He added: "The good thing about this league is that your plan changes every week, there is a good diversity about the teams that you play against. Some teams have a big centre-forward who they play off, while others are a bit more expansive, every week is different.

"But I will say that it's good that the fans are excited about the game, the team on the grass have got to keep winning matches.

"The team, club, manager and staff's job has always has been - in my eyes - to give football fans a team to be proud of, to enjoy and to get behind."

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