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"The fans could be in for a treat and I would come to the Ricoh to see this game." - Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray

29 October 2015

The Sky Blues boss reckons that Saturday's clash against the Posh will be an entertaining encounter…

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray believes that Saturday's League One clash against Peterborough United will be 'a real test' and a way of putting last Saturday's draw against Swindon behind them.

The Sky Blues drew 2-2 with the Robins at the County Ground last Saturday after being 2-0 ahead and Mowbray has already got his sights set on putting that setback behind his team.



The Posh are currently second in the form table and Mowbray is under no illusions about the way Saturday's visitors are currently playing.

"It will be a real test for us," he said. "Peterborough have been wonderful since Graham Westley arrived and it will be an exciting game come Saturday.

"The fans could be in for a treat and I would come to the Ricoh to see this game, it's one of the leagues top scorers versus a team that's got a strong defensive record with many clean sheets so it will be a fascinating encounter.

"We have put the Swindon game to bed now in our minds, we went through the footage Monday and we don't want to be losing a two-goal lead many more times this season.

"The ball in for the penalty at the end is something that I would expect us to deal with 99 times out of 100, but it has happened now.

"We can erase these memories on Saturday with three points and that's what we are aiming for."

Mowbray also talked about City's penalty record, which has been mixed in recent times. The Sky Blues have missed two out of their three penalties this season excluding shoot-outs, with Marcus Tudgay failing to score on Saturday, before tucking home the rebound.

The City boss said that they have been practising penalties this week, including having a go himself from 12 yards!

He continued: "We took some penalties this week and I had a go myself. I thought, 'I'll show them how it's done'. I ended up hitting the bar!

"It's a strange one but if we get one on Saturday, I have no doubt that we will be fine.

"Marcus scored the rebound so it didn't affect the result. Whoever takes the next one has to deal with the pressure, because it is a tough task, I took my last penalty when I was about 14!

"But whoever it is, I have every confidence."


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