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INJURY: "Lee Burge will have an operation tomorrow, Corey will fill that position for us." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

25 February 2016

The Sky Blues could also welcome back Aaron Martin and Martin Lorentzson against Fleetwood Town this Saturday...

Coventry City defenders Aaron Martin and Martin Lorentzson should be in contention ahead of the Fleetwood Town clash.

The Sky Blues face the Cod Army this weekend at the Ricoh Arena as former manager Steven Pressley returns to Coventry for the first time. 

Martin has been out of action for six weeks with an ankle injury sustained in the 1-0 win over Port Vale on Boxing Day.

Lorentzson suffered a neck in the 1-1 draw at Port Vale at the start of the month but Mowbray confirmed both players are back out on the pitch.

Mowbray also confirmed goalkeeper Lee Burge will undergo surgery on a shoulder injury tomorrow which will rule him out for the rest of the season.

The City boss said: "Aaron Martin and Martin Lorentzson are alright, they're fine and training with the squad now. They're both back in my thoughts now.

"It gives me a number of options at the back but that's the way it is now and players have to fight to get into the team. 

"If something doesn't go right with the team and we've got to go another way, then it's up to the players to make sure they're ready to step in when needed.

"Lee will have his operation tomorrow morning so that will be him out for the rest of the season now." 

With the injury to Lee Burge, Under-18s goalkeeper Corey Addai will take a place on the City bench for the rest of the season and Mowbray doesn't have a problem with that.

He added: "No problems with it, our options are obviously limited at the moment and you could ask the question why haven't we gone and got another goalkeeper on loan.

"Well, we've already got a number of loans and I don't really want to be wasting a loan with someone who is just going to sit on the bench.

"Corey will fill that position and if he has to play, he'll have to play."


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