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"Everyone is chomping at the bit and we have to keep our form going." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

25 September 2015

The Sky Blues boss talks about a tough test at Gigg Lane and the harmony in the squad...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has admitted he is expecting a tough game against Bury on Saturday against a side in a "rich vein of form."

The Shakers have won their last four games in a row and have scored seven times in those victories.

They also sit sixth in the league and are the joint top goalscorers in League One alongside the Sky Blues.

Mowbray is expecting a tight game at Gigg Lane which could see the Sky Blues come up against former players Leon Clarke, Chris Hussey, Danny Pugh and Nathan Cameron.

The manager insists that those players do not affect his thinking before the game as City look to make it back-to-back League One wins.

"It will be another tough game," Mowbray said.

"They're in a real rich vein of form having won their last four matches in a row and it will be a tight game.

"But we're hopeful that we can make it a tough game for them as well.

"Everyone's telling me they have a lot of ex-Coventry players and one or two of our lads know them. But it doesn't impact me at all, I focus on how the opposition play and prepare our team accordingly. Last week former players showed that they can  give a bit extra against their former clubs but it's not something I'll be mentioning or anything I'm concerned about.

"They're the top scorers in the league alongside ourselves and we have to be mindful of all of their players. But we played well last week and are definitely looking to build on that tomorrow, we're well aware of their strengths and potential weaknesses."

There is plenty of competition for places in the Sky Blues starting XI and Mowbray is pleased with the professional nature of his squad.

The manager admits that it is easier to manage that process while the side is winning, but maintains everyone is eager to earn their place.

He continued: "I've got plenty of options if things need changing and there is no dissent in the camp.

"Sometimes players might be unhappy that they're not getting game-time but the squad have been professional. It's easier to deal with that while you're winning though, as you can't really argue that they maybe should be playing.

"But everyone is chomping at the bit and we have to keep our form going."


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