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"I hope Adam Armstrong can find that magic touch for the final Ricoh Arena game." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

28 April 2016

The City boss has backed the Newcastle United loanee to find the scoring touch in his final game at the Ricoh Arena...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has backed striker Adam Armstrong to get back amongst the goals in the final home game of the season.

The Sky Blues welcome Sheffield United to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday for the club's final home game for the 2015/16 season.

Therefore, it could be the last time loan players such as Jack Stephens, Jacob Murphy, James Maddison, Gael Bigirimana and Adam Armstrong play in front of the Coventry City crowd.

Mowbray hopes the loan players can find a performance for their last game at the Ricoh Arena, especially Armstrong who has netted 14 home goals this season.

The City boss said: "Obviously, they're not our players. They're loan players that will be going back to their parent clubs at the end of the season.

"Potentially, it is the last time our supporters will see them as Coventry City players so let's hope they can find a performance for the club and the fans.

"Let's hope Adam (Armstrong) can find the magic touch he has shown us throughout the season and give himself a send off he deserves for his efforts this season.

"I'd really hope he gets another goal to get to the 20-goal mark which is a big deal for any player and especially a striker. The records show that he scores mostly at home so let's hope he can finish the way he started."

The Sky Blues were left frustrated at Bramall Lane earlier in the season as Billy Sharp's shoulder scored the only goal in a 1-0 defeat, despite City's dominance.

Mowbray believes United will always present a difficult challenge at this level but believes his side have shown the qualities needed to get the win. 

He added: "Sheffield will always present a difficult challenge for us. They've got a bit of momentum behind them coming into the game with a lot of good players in the side.

"They'll probably bring a good crowd with them as well so it should be a good atmosphere to play in. It's a real test but it's our last home game of the season. 

"I've always believed it's important to end the season on a high note and make sure we go into the summer on a positive. We want to make sure we give our home supporters a performance for their backing this season.

"We've got to be confident as we've had difficult games at home in recent weeks and come through them with the points so it'd be great to end our home season with three straight wins." 

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