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“I can’t fault the commitment of my players, we are working hard everyday to improve." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

16 September 2016

Manager Tony Mowbray on this weekend's opposition as City welcome Oldham to the Ricoh...

Manager Tony Mowbray is expecting a tough challenge when City face Oldham Athletic at the Ricoh this weekend. 

Despite a large turnover in the summer and a new manager, the Latics have taken points on the road at both Bradford and Bury so far this season, but Mowbray is looking to build on the Sky Blues’ positive display last time out against Millwall. 

Mowbray admits that whilst it was a good performance at the Den, this Saturday is simply another game. He said: “I thought we played very well first half but could have improved our display after the break and even took the three points.

“However, the next match is just the next match, regardless of the last result. If it were a poor result we would be looking for a reaction and if we played well we would be looking to build on that. 

“The preparation doesn’t change, you study each opposition in depth and try to and exploit any weaknesses you may find and that is not influenced by how you perform previously.” 

Mowbray knows the next step for the club is to get some more points on the board in what is a results based business, but say’s it is certainly not down to a lack of effort. 

“We need to get that first win because then it stops all the questions surrounding it and we can build on that. We have perhaps deserved more in a lot of games this season but that means little if you don’t come away with three points. 

“I can’t fault the commitment of my players, we are working hard everyday to improve the club’s current position and will continue to do so throughout the season,”

He added: “I am experienced enough to know we have to improve and start winning football matches, but I feel at this moment we are striving to do that.”  

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