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"Today was exciting because our young front-line were everything we wanted them to be." - Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray

19 September 2015

Sky Blues boss heaped praise on his young players as they beat Chesterfield 1-0 at the Ricoh Arena to keep their unbeaten home record intact…

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray praised his young Sky Blues as they were victorious against Chesterfield this afternoon, but was frustrated with only scoring one goal in a dominant display.

The Sky Blues racked up 26 shots against the Spireites, but Adam Armstrong's sixth goal of the season was the decider between the two teams in a win that sends City back into the top six.

Mowbray spoke of his pleasure at seeing 'things worked on in training come to fruition.'

"We made it nervous at the end as we didn't find the second goal", he said. "But we got there in the end.

"We could have been out of sight in the first half. It was really exciting because everything we hoped that the young forward line would be came off, we created so many opportunities.

"Hopefully the fans will be patient with them though, as they are a young team and form can change rapidly.

"They can get a bit of a shock playing in the first team and they get shouted at come half-time, you don't get that in the 21's! But it's how they develop as players.

"But when you work on things like shape and game plans all week and then see them come to fruition come game-day then it's great."

Mowbray heaped praise on all departments as Lee Burge and his defence kept their third clean sheet of the season.

He did however concede his frustration at only scoring once despite the offensive blitz and hopes to see his players continue in the same form next week.

He continued: "Jacob Murphy really ran at players and created numerous chances but it wasn't just him.

"Young Ryan Kent showed what a talent he can be and Ruben Lamerais showed what he can do when he came on.

"There were real positives, especially the defence and the way they dug in. When you consider they had players like Lee Novak and Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, players who have scored in higher divisions, it's really pleasing.

"To score one goal after 26 shots however is frustrating and is something to work on for next weekend at Bury."


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