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"I think there’s always good attitude around the training ground and I was enthused by what I've seen." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

17 September 2015

The Sky Blues boss also says that the team are still building their DNA at Ryton...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray admitted he has been “enthused” by what he has seen in training ahead of the clash with Chesterfield on Saturday.

The Sky Blues are looking to get back to winning ways at the Ricoh Arena against the Spireites after a 1-0 reverse to Scunthorpe last weekend.

Mowbray has praised the good attitude of his players on the training pitch and believes that last Saturday’s result will have no bearing on this weekend’s game.

"I think there’s always good attitude around the training ground," the City boss said.

"I don’t ask for any extra as to what they give us every week, it’s all really positive and I’m really enthused after today’s session. We look ready for the weekend and we’re looking forward to it.

"Any team is going to have setbacks; Saturday was a poor game of football, not just from us. They played with a bit of fear and desperate for a win, it looked like a 0-0 all the way.

"We don’t need to overly concern ourselves with it we look forward to the next one; we’ve talked about where we are after three games and five games, so after eight games a good result puts us in good shape."

Mowbray still believes the team are working on their 'DNA', and believes that it takes longer than the first six to eight weeks of the season for a team to really find their identity.

He added: “We’re working on the DNA of how we play and there are certain things we have to do.

"Without telling you what they are, there is a repetitive edge about training in the two days building up to the game, all about how your team functions, the expectations about style and nailing it down.

"Realistically, you can’t do it in six tonight weeks; it takes a much longer period so that when all scenarios arise, such as last Saturday when teams set up try and nullify us, we have to find ways to overcome them."

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