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“I thought there were a lot of positives today, and I hope the supporters can see that.”- Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

13 August 2016

The City boss gives his thoughts on the club's second League One fixture as the Sky Blues were forced to take a share of the points...

Coventry City Manager Tony Mowbray was pleased overall with his side’s performance against Shrewsbury on Saturday.


The Sky Blues took on the Town in their first home game of the League One season, hoping to claim their first points of the campaign.


Despite dominating the game for large periods, City were unable to get the victory their performance warranted. But the Sky Blues’ manager believes there is still a lot for his side to take out of the game.


“I thought there were a lot of positives today, and I hope the supporters who came today can see that,” the City boss stated.


“I hope the fans can see a team that has been coached to try and be positive and attack and play entertaining football. Ultimately as we go on, we have to find a plan B, when teams match us and try and stop us playing.


“I can’t question the player’s desire, effort and commitment for the club. It was a hot day and they went after the game. I just watched the chances from the first half and there are some really good ones not going in at the moment. But we need to keep working at it and keep believing.


“I didn’t feel they got out their half or threatened our goal at all. A simple change in formation to stop us playing gave a young team a lot of problems. I’ll help them on the training ground to overcome those problems, when teams match up against us and play man for man.”


Mowbray also commented on the performance of debutant Lewis Page, stating he was pleased with the player but he would be rotating between him and Ryan Haynes, due to the amount of games this month.


“He was good, and positive in his play,”  Mowbray added.


“It is such a demanding position he has to expect to share the workload with Ryan Haynes. There is a game every three days this month and that position will change.


“We will pick the player we think suitable for that game. It’s a big workload if you have to play back to back games."


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