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PRESS WATCH: “They know that we play a certain way and that their players will develop.” - Coventry City’s Tony Mowbray

18 May 2016

The Sky Blues boss puts plans in place for next season as he looks to build a promotion contending squad...

Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray has revealed to the Coventry Telegraph that he is in ongoing talks with Premier League clubs in order to bolster his squad for next season’s League One campaign.

City finished eighth in the league standings for 2015/16, just five points shy of a play-off spot, and Mowbray has revealed that the aim for next season will be to better that finish. 

With loanee pairing - Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong and Norwich City’s Jacob Murphy - scoring 30 goals between them under Mowbray last season, the boss believes that City’s brand of football is an attractive one for young players.

He said: “The point of the exercise is to let clubs get a feel for us really but, generally, they know all about us anyway.

“And they know that we play a certain way and that their players will develop because we try to play through the lines and move the ball about and that will benefit their type of footballers.

“I think that’s an important selling point for any club. And then there’s my personality, whether I am a shouter and screamer or an educator.

“They have to learn the basics of men’s football and that balance of the lovely aesthetic passing in Under-21 football at Premier League level added to the physical demands of League One and then you start to make a more rounded footballer.”

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