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PRESS WATCH: "We asked to get the Burton game postponed but the answer is no and we have to get on with it." Tony Mowbray

3 September 2015

The Sky Blues boss revealed to the Coventry Telegraph that the FA rejected their request to postpone the fixture due to youth loans...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray revealed to the Coventry Telegraph that the club did request to postpone the Burton Albion game but the FA rejected their proposal.

The FA rules say that any club in League One or League Two that has three or more internationals on duty can request to postpone the fixture that they will miss.

The Sky Blues have George Thomas, Adam Armstrong and Bryn Morris all away on international duty, but Mowbray said the FA rejected the request due to Armstrong and Morris being youth loans.

“We asked the question but the answer is no and we have to get on with it,” he told the Coventry Telegraph.

“Youth loans don’t count, apparently. I have had a discussion with the FA because bottom line they are playing in our team. George Thomas has been off the bench enough times to qualify, Bryn Morris has played a couple of times off the bench and Adam Armstrong is a major player for us.

“I am just thankful that Sam Ricketts and Reda Johnson have not had call-ups from their standby status.”

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