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“We have to go there and show enough quality to put doubt in their minds.” - Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

1 March 2016

Mowbray looks to mark his trip to Oakwell with a positive result, two days shy of a year in charge of Coventry City..

Coventry City travel to Barnsley in Tuesday night’s League One fixture and the Sky Blues’ boss is hoping his side can put a halt to The Tykes impressive run of form.

The south Yorkshire side have only lost one game since the turn of the year, having picked up a remarkable 25 points from ten games. 

Barnsley have jumped to 9th in the League One table and are within three points of Tony Mowbray’s Coventry City. The Sky Blues’ boss will be looking to reverse his sides dip in form as City look to make a final bid for a promotion spot.

Mowbray said: “We are positive, we believe we are going to go to Barnsley and get a result. We will enjoy the challenge, against a team that has won nine of their previous 11 games.”

“It’s a great test for us. It’s about how many games we win now, I’m not concentrating on what we lose.”

Mowbray has emphasised the positivity around the training ground in the wake of the rare home defeat to Fleetwood on Saturday and believes the quick succession of fixtures will give his side the chance to remedy the loss.

“The team will stay positive, the staff will stay positive. We’ve got a fantastic opportunity here. We’ve invested in some players, we’ve changed the team around and hopefully we’ll get the benefits of it.”

“The younger players probably get affected easier, confidence wise. But that’s why the more experienced lads are there. The Ricketts and Cole’s of this world are influences in the dressing room, they are positive push we need,” Mowbray added.

With the League One fixture congestion looming, Mowbray is assured his team can do a job in the busy run in:

“We are in good shape, we’ll keep going. Look toward positive results and victories.

“We’ve built up an expectation and we are dipping slightly below that in the past month. But you’ll find that we are still in a great position. 

“We’re at the right end of the table this year, that is a positive. Expectation comes with that, but I’d rather be creating the anticipation of doing well.”

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