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"We've got plenty of options around the pitch but I'm not losing any sleep." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

11 September 2015

The Sky Blues will be looking to extend their impressive start to the 2015/16 League One campaign at Glanford Park...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has challenged his squad and new additions to fight to 'get into a winning team'.

The Sky Blues travel to Glanford Park tomorrow to face Scunthorpe United who were one of the pre-season promotion favourites, but sit in 19th position in the League One after six games.

City will be looking to extend their impressive away form following the 2-1 win at Burton Albion last weekend which saw City come from behind to claim all three points.



Sitting in second spot in League One, Mowbray has admitted there is plenty of competition for places and that any player coming in on loan doesn't have the right to play.

The City boss said: "The players we've signed, they've came in and they've got real talent. We've done our homework and we don't just sign anyone.

"We study players and we see how they can fit into our structure. We don't bring them in on a whim. I've got no intention of telling a club that their player will play, and then stick them on the bench.

"However, the players understand at the moment, they're trying to get into a winning team. You don't just change it for the sake of it and sometimes, it might be good for a player to sit on the bench.

"We've just brought Ryan (Kent) in and we're pretty impressed with what we've seen, and we're looking forward to seeing on the grass in a City shirt."

Bryn Morris has also returned to contention with the City squad after international duty whilst there is also plenty of competition in defence.

Whilst the City boss admits he has got a selection dilemma, Mowbray 'isn't losing any sleep over it'.

He added: "I think we've recruited well and we've found a good balance in the squad, every area has plenty of options which is nice.

"I'm not losing any sleep over it. We want nice decisions to make but the players have to deal with that as well. Some deal with it better than others.

"You've got to pick teams and the team have to try and win. If the team doesn't win, you don't make changes, the players have every right to knock on your door.

"That's why we follow a logic and always have a game-plan so you can show the players why you're doing something or making a change. The bottom line is you always have to do what you feel it takes to win a particular match." 

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