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“First and foremost, they will bring creativity at the top of the pitch and hopefully some goals.” - Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

8 July 2016

The Sky Blues manager speaks about the club's new faces ahead of the clash with Nuneaton Town tomorrow afternoon...

Tony Mowbray has so far secured four signatures during this summer’s transfer window, with the re-signing of club captain Sam Rickets, striker Marcus Tudgay and new signings Kwame Thomas and Marvin Sordell.

The manager has also spoken of the need to add to the squad as the summer progresses, with the Sky Blues set to play their first preseason fixture tomorrow against Nuneaton Town. 

Mowbray commented on the importance of ensuring both Tudgay and Ricketts extended their stays at the club: “I talked to Sam at the end of the season, before we all left for summer. 

“He’s an experienced and talented footballer, but also his personality around the dressing room and the high standards he sets for the group are very important.

“For any manager to have good senior pro’s around a club is a positive. Marcus Tudgay and Sam Ricketts are great examples of that.”

The Sky Blues have also welcomed two new signings to the ranks, with Kwame Thomas securing a two-year deal and Marvin Sordell a year-long contract.

Sordell is set to feature against Nuneaton Town tomorrow, while Thomas is continuing to work on his fitness ahead of a busy preseason schedule. 

Mowbray added: “First and foremost, they will bring creativity at the top of the pitch and hopefully some goals. 

“Marvin is an experienced player, and we’ll look to help him rediscover his pathway in football. He was in the Premier League, a part of team GB and I can see he has obvious talent on the training ground. 

“Kwame is a young guy, Jamie Clapham worked with him at England U20s not too long ago. We liked his work ethic and endeavour. He isn’t the finished article, but he’s a young boy with promise. He will put himself in dangerous positions and we’ll look to develop him.” 

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