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"We take confidence from the fact we’ve been there twice and taken maximum points." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

2 September 2016

City make the trip to Fleetwood Town for this Saturday’s league encounter, and new signings Jaime Sterry and Andre Wright could be in contention...

Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray has suggested his two deadline day signings will be involved this weekend as City aim for their first victory of the league season. 

Right fullback Jamie Sterry and striker Andre Wright joined from Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion respectively, on loan deals until January '17.

Mowbray believes both will add competition for places in his starting XI, as he looks to build on the club's midweek victory. “Andre is technical but also a big and strong boy,” Mowbray said.

“I think he has all the attributes to be a good footballer. We will see if we can mould him to not only what West Brom want in the long term, but what we want in the short term.”

Mowbray added: “Similarly with Jamie Sterry, he was signed to provide competition for places as it is not fair on Dion, our only first-team option in that position, to have that responsibility at his age.” 

Mowbray has twice managed the Sky Blues in fixtures against Fleetwood at Highbury, winning on both occasions, and is hoping to replicate that feat on Saturday. 

“I think we take confidence from the fact we’ve been there twice and taken maximum points since I’ve managed this club. 

“We’ll go there mindful of another manager’s impact on the side, as it is their third manager in as many games against us. Rosler is a very experienced manager and will try to get them on the front foot from the start.”

He finished: “They look very attack-minded with some good technicians in their team, but it is a game we will approach with confidence.” 


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