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"We want players we can call our own and that will put the club in a stronger place." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

1 January 2016

The City boss has also admitted he is expecting a difficult encounter from the Alex, regardless of league position...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray hopes to continue improving the football club as a whole as 2016 begins.

The Sky Blues boss heads to Gresty Road to watch his side, albeit from the director's box, take on Crewe Alexandra in the first game of the year.

City currently sit in the play-off positions having been in the league's top-six since the 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic on the opening day of the season.

Mowbray says he is happy with the work so far but wants to continue the improvement of every department at the football club.

The City boss said: "The aim has to be to continue to improve the football club and maintain that hard work across the club which has brought us this far.

"I want continual improvement in every department of the club so it can grow and eventually meet the standards we want to play at.

"Ultimately, we want to give the club some foundations and that will bring success on the pitch. It's never going to be easy but we're doing ok at the moment.

"We want players we can call our own and that will put the club in a stronger place for the people of Coventry to enjoy in 2016 and beyond."

Crewe Alexandra currently sit in 23rd position in the League One table but the City boss wants his team to focus on an important three points. 

He added: "I've said it before, there are no easy matches and we won't just turn up there expecting to win as you'll get caught out.

"Crewe are a team who have always tried to play football and their fans have grown up on watching their team do that so I expect a good football match.

"We'll be fully focused on getting three points like we go into every game wanting to achieve. It's important we keep that focus and keep putting pressure at the top.

"It's important we ask questions of them. If we play to our best, we all know what we can achieve and that's got to be the aim at the weekend."

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