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"I think it’s a good challenge for our group to see where they are, I'm looking forward to it." Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

30 October 2015

The Sky Blues boss is looking forward to pitting his wits against one of the league's most in form teams...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray believes this weekend’s game against Peterborough at the Ricoh Arena will be a good test for his Sky Blues squad.

City face one of the division’s in form teams as the Posh have only lost two out of their last nine games.

Mowbray’s men will be looking to get back on track against United, but the City boss knows Peterborough will be tough opposition, especially with their up turn in form since Graham Westley took over.

"He seems to have transformed them from the team they were into a new team," said Mowbray. 

"They are scoring a lot of goals and they are a real threat, we have to be mindful of that threat.

"If you look at the Peterborough side we played last season and the Peterborough side we’re playing now, although there’s a lot of the same players they’ve got a totally different remit and maybe that’s helped them grow in confidence.

"I’m sure it will be an exciting game, I’m personally looking forward to it. Looking at the form table in the last eight games, I think they are second in the form table so it’s a real test for us, and one I look forward to."

The Sky Blues have drawn their last three games in the league with the most recent being the frustrating 2-2 draw against Swindon Town. But after a full weeks preparation Mowbray is confident City can get back to winning ways.
He added: "I could argue after the frustration of Swindon, to get back on the pitch pretty quickly would have been good, but we have had a full weeks preparation with a decent team coming to town. 

"We have used that time to prepare properly for the game. I think it’s a good challenge for our group to see where they are. It’s a big week ahead of us and we’ll be looking to be as positive as possible – it will be a good time to assess things after Tuesday because then we’ll have played eight at home, and eight away."

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