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“I am proud of the players. They put in a real shift and are competing well for the football club” - Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

19 April 2016

The City boss reveals his feelings after the 1-0 win over the Bantams on Tuesday night...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray, praised his players after the 1-0 victory over Bradford City, at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night.

Andy Rose came off the bench to score a spectacular volley with his first touch of the ball, which would prove to be the difference between the two teams on the night.

After the game, Mowbray praised his players’ display stating he was ‘proud’ of them.

“I am proud of my players, even through the last 10 weeks, I have been proud of them,” Mowbray said.

“They have put in a real shift and worked hard. The goals had dried up and we were loosing matches, but I have always been proud of them. I have never had to question their desire and I certainly did not have to question it tonight.

“They showed they can take the sting out of a very direct team. It became a little pedantic and slow in the second half, which is why we made the changes to add some physicality.

“It was always going to be tough playing Milwall and Bradford back-to-back, but the players have come out and produced two big performances and got two wins. They are competing fantastically well for the club.”

Mowbray also commented on match winner Andy Rose, stating the talent the midfielder possess

“Andy Rose is a good player,” Mowbray added.

“I had a long chat with him before the game, as he was the only change from the weekend. I wanted to get Maddison in the No.10 role to get him on the ball. Andy’s strengths lay elsewhere, he is a fantastic athlete.

“He is 6ft 2, he can head it, he can run, he can spray long passes and he’s time is going to come. He has a great future at this club.

“He has got some learning to do in terms of how to receive the ball, and when to go and stand in spaces and I think he’s looking forward to it, and I'm sure we have a really good players on our hand."

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