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"We might have a new player coming in on Monday, but we need to make sure we're not all spent up." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

10 September 2015

The Sky Blues boss talks about a potential new face and team selection dilemmas he may face...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray confirmed that the Sky Blues will potentially bring in one more loan player at the start of next week.

The Sky Blues confirmed the signing of Ryan Kent on a youth-loan today and Mowbray admitted that one more could arrive next week, but is wary of too many loan signings at the start of the window could leave City short at the back end of the window if injuries and suspensions come up.

"There won’t be any arrivals before the weekend, but we may have one coming in on Monday morning and maybe he will play in the 21s game on Monday," Mowbray said.

"Apart from that we’re OK for the time being. It’s a pretty tight scenario and we want to be OK for along the line when we get injuries and suspensions. We need to make sure we’re not all spent up before we need emergency cover, we’re ticking along at the moment so I’m not worried.

"We’ve signed Ryan today who’s looked really good on the grass and we’ve got options now so it’s not urgent."

With more numbers available in a number of different positions, Mowbray is adamant that he won’t just play a team that were victorious in the last game, but he will be flexible in his selection on a game-by-game basis. 

That might mean that players have to sit on the bench, but the manager is confident that the players will respect his decisions come matchdays. 

He added: "We all want decisions to make with a squad. If you don't win and you’re making changes everyone has a right to knock on the door, that's why you have to have game plans and don't just change it without any reasoning behind it.

"I think I treat all players the same whether they're 34 or 18. Whoever's going to play has to do the best they can. As long as they feel a part of it I think they trust your decisions.

"Regardless of winning, if changes have to be made they will to win that particular match. This dressing room is very together, the young players are really hard-working and a good group and the senior players are all excellent influences - we hope it's coming together."


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