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PRESS WATCH: “You look to protect your assets and then it’s down to their footballing ability.” - Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

7 April 2016

The Sky Blues boss gives an update on the progression of contract talks with City's Academy graduates when speaking to the Coventry Telegraph...

Coventry City have offered six second-year scholars their first professional contracts as Tony Mowbray looks to build his squad for next season.

The Sky Blue youngsters have impressed during spells in the U18s side, as well as many of them stepping up to U21s football and ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Corey Addai currently occupies a place on the first team bench. 

The City boss has already invested in some young talent this season, with 18-year old Jodi Jones the latest arrival to impress on Coventry’s Ricoh Arena stage. 

Speaking to the Coventry Telegraph, Mowbray said: “Every young player seems to have an agent these days and every agent seems to have to show that they are doing something different.

“We’re saying that this is what we can afford in our budget and we’re giving you an opportunity to be a footballer.

“There’s a bit of to’ing and fro’ing but my advice to them all is just give yourself the chance to be a footballer because at 17/18 you are just a young lad looking for where you are in life.”

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