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"In regards to team selection, it will be as strong as it can be." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

6 October 2015

The Sky Blues boss is keen to pick as strong a team as possible for the JPT tie against Yeovil tonight...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has revealed that he will pick a strong team for tonight's clash with Yeovil Town.

The Sky Blues will be without Bryn Morris, Ryan Kent and Adam Armstrong for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round tie at Huish Park which means Mowbray will have to shuffle the pack.

But the boss is adamant that it will still be a strong team for the game which he expects to be a tough test.

"We have a long journey tomorrow, get on the bus and go and try to win a football match," Mowbray said.

"The team I pick will be strong enough. We won't be sticking a load of kids in that no-one will have heard of, we want to get through to the next round and will be prepared for the game.

"I know Paul Sturrock, he's a good football guy, and I know it will be a test. We played enough League Two sides in pre-season to know it will be a tough test.

"In regards to team selection, as I've said it will be as strong as it can be, but, without naming names, we may give a breather to some of the players we've patched up in recent weeks.

"We utilise the squad every matchday as there's only one or two in the 18 that don't feature. We have three on international duty with two long term injuries so we'll utilise everyone we have and try to get the result with a strong team."

The Sky Blues boss wants to progress in the JPT but is treating it as the next game as opposed to looking at the tournament as a whole.

Mowbray also wants to see the defence continue their good form after Saturday's clean-sheet against Shrewsbury.

He continued: "We've worked hard this year on the defensive side of the game, it's frustrating when clean-sheets drift through your fingers. It's always a positive for the defence so we're delighted for them to get that at the weekend and we have to build on that.

"At this moment the JPT is the next game. It's a long journey, but we'll go to win. It's the next game, let's try and win it. If we do great, if we don't we move onto Fleetwood."

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