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"We might be busy on Monday. We have to stick together right now." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

30 January 2016

The Sky Blues also commented on the poor first-half performance after City suffer defeat at the Ricoh Arena...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray expects to be busy on Monday's transfer deadline day following the 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe United.

The Sky Blues fell to their third straight defeat for the first time this season following goals either side of the break for the Iron.

Tom Hopper netted in the first-half and Murray Wallace added to the scoreline before Adam Armstrong's late penalty after James Maddison was fouled in the area.

The City boss was left frustrated after the final whistle and asked if he expects to be busy on Monday, he answered: "We might be.

"I'm not on the phone making the deals so I think we'll have to wait and see what happens. 

"We find players and we've got to see if they're available so we'll be waiting on that really."

Romain Vincelot was shown a second yellow card in the final stages of the game meaning he'll be suspended for the trip to Port Vale next week.

Mowbray has called on his players to stick together through this difficult period which has seen City drop to 5th in the League One table.

He continued: "I didn't see enough from us in the first-half, we need to show a lot more than that in games and we improved after the break.

"Before they got their second goal, we had a few chances to draw level. Their keeper has made a brilliant save to deny Adam Armstrong and if that goes in, it might have been different.

"We have to stick together. We talked about it last week after a poor result but words are cheap and you've got to do it on the grass. 

"Nobody can go around feeling sorry for themselves, these are professional footballers and you've got to go and grab what we need ourselves.

"We've got to react from today's result. I would say we've got a number of injuries and were missing John Fleck again today but it isn't time for any excuses."

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