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"Shrewsbury have some very dangerous and fast players, we will have to be at our best to win." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

2 October 2015

The Sky Blues boss believes that it will be a tough test for City tomorrow...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has admitted he is wary of a "dangerous" Shrewsbury Town side.

The Sky Blues host Micky Mellon's Shrews after a 3-2 midweek defeat away to Rochdale.

Mowbray was at that game to watch Town ahead of this weekend's fixture at the Ricoh Arena and was impressed with their performance at Spotland.

The City boss believes the Shrews were unfortunate not to come away with anything on Tuesday night and believes it will be an entertaining game at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

"This game is a particularly tough one for us," Mowbray said.

"Shrewsbury have some very dangerous and fast players. I watched them this week and we will have to be at their best to get the victory. They were three down against Rochdale inside 15 minutes but pulled two back before half-time and did the majority of the pressing in the second-half, they played very well in the second half.

"They have a decent way of playing with pace in attack and you can see why their away record is good.

"They are dangerous and I'm sure it will be an entertaining match."

The Sky Blues are currently a point off the play-offs with a game in hand over the top six.

But the manager is adamant that he hasn't seen a standout side who can run away with the league but doesn't feel the need to massively tinker with the squad in order to earn a promotion place.

He continued: "I'm reasonably happy with the current team. We'll always look to improve things where we can. Sometimes you look to wheel and deal to add to the squad but that doesn't mean everyday people will leave or come into the club.

"I've seen a lot of the teams in this league and I'm yet to see an outstanding one yet. We're in there, we're a decent side with a style of play but we're not tearing away from teams. We're trying to build an identity. Some teams stop you and can be successful at thwarting your style of play.

"But we want to pick up points at home and get three points at the weekend."


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