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"We've brought in some good human beings over the summer and it shows." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

24 September 2015

The City boss also believes striker Adam Armstrong shouldn't put himself under too much pressure to score...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray believes the club's summer recruitment policy has brought some 'good human beings' to the club.

The Sky Blues travel to Bury on Saturday for the tough away trip to Gigg Lane having claimed a 1-0 win over Chesterfield last weekend.

City currently sit fourth in the League One table with the impact of summer signings Romain Vincelot, Adam Armstrong, Ruben Lameiras, Sam Ricketts and Jacob Murphy evident.



The City boss made 11 signings over the summer period and he believes the dressing room is full of good people which has helped City's early-season form.

Mowbray said: "I've got plenty of options in the squad and some players are missing out, but I don't sense any dissent in the group at the moment.

"I've experienced it in the past but I think we've got a really good group at the club. They listen, they want to learn and they want to win.

"You're only as good as your senior professionals and we've got some good ones. Manager's don't live in dressing rooms really so you need good personalities in there.

"I think we've brought in some really good human beings over the summer and we already had plenty at the club. The bottom line is, if they're not in the team, there is probably a good reason behind it."

Adam Armstrong returned to the goal charts last weekend as his goal secured City's 1-0 win over Chesterfield at the Ricoh Arena.

Whilst Mowbray said he wasn't 'relieved' to see him score, the City boss believes it'll only be good for the players' confidence.

He added: "It was the winning goal so ultimately, it was important for us and Adam to score that so we claimed the points. 

"I think he's done enough in his short period of time here for us to give him a little bit of lee-way in terms of scoring goals though.

"If he goes a week or two without scoring, it's not a problem for us. He's a pretty grounded lad but he shouldn't put himself under too much pressure.

"Every striker likes to score but he has to know that he won't get to do so in every match. As long as he's working hard for the team, that's all we can ask."

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