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“It's frustrating, had we won games we should have, it would have been an exciting end.”- Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

30 April 2016

The Sky Blues boss reflects on the result against the Blades and the season as a whole...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray was pleased that his team could end this season's home campaign, with a win.


The Sky Blues had the longest running unbeaten home streak in all tiers of English league football, until they lost to Burton Albion in January.


However, on Saturday afternoon, City ran out 3-1 winners over Sheffield United in their final home game of the season, and the manager was delighted to end on a high.


“It was a fitting end with the season we have had at home,” Mowbray said.


“We were the longest unbeaten team at home in any football league team, then we the run we had. With total respect to teams like Rochdale and Fleetwood, had we won those home games, which we should have, it would have been an exciting last month.


“It was good to get the result after the disappointment of the Doncaster game, I told them to go and relax and enjoy their football, and to play with a smile on their face, and show some enthusiasm for the game.


“They lads started brightly and got the goals. But Sheffield applied good pressure in the game. They are a big club and have some good players, but it was good to score some goals, which has been a problem."


Mowbray also added the young attackers who have led the line for most of the season, perhaps faded during the second half of the campaign, which was understandable as a result of their age.


“I feel the young attacking forward line we preserved with found the going really tough in the second half of the season,” the City boss added.


“They are young boys of 18 and 19 and have never played so much football. We will try and address that in the summer. As we look to maintain the standers we hope to set at the start of next season.


“Armstrong’s performances over 25-30 games were fantastic and everybody should remember that. Its difficult for anybody to bare the burden of having to score the goals, let alone a young boy who has just turned 19.


“In my opinion we are one of the best six teams in the league, but the last 45 games suggest we are not, which is frustrating, but we will be looking to bounce back."


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