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"It is about small steps, and our next step is to get off the bottom of the table." - Coventry City's Russell Slade

24 February 2017

City boss eyeing a move off the foot of the table, as the club continues the push for survival...

Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Gillingham appears to have lifted the mood in camp at Ryton, as the City boss gears up for another big tie against relegation rivals Swindon Town tomorrow.

City host the Robins in a 3pm kick-off, before travelling to Bury on Tuesday, with a huge six points on offer in the battle for safety.

Slade said: “To get that win is a little bit of a weight off individual shoulders, we need to focus on backing that up.

“We’ve worked on getting as many players back in to contention as we can, and work on both ends of the pitch. It is another tough league game, slightly different style of play with Swindon.

“It is about small steps, and our next step is to get off the bottom of the table. I have broken it down in to smaller blocks than that. 

“Swindon try to play between you and have threats going forward, Ajose who I know about, Gladwin from QPR, and Rohan Ince on loan from Brighton with Colkett in midfield. Thompson I like, good solid player.”

While hinting that the club may have another new body in the building next week, the City manager also picked out the performance of young striker Kwame Thomas, after the 21-year old has netted twice on his return to first team action.

He added: “On any given day, like most teams in this league, they can win a game. If we’ve got our fans right behind us we’ve got no excuse and a great opportunity.

“Still expecting one new face, maybe next week. It is a work in progress. 

“Kwame is very keen and enthusiastic, very competitive in the air, gives us an added threat. I’m so pleased because he’s worked hard with the medical team, a great kid and a good type. He’s come back in to the team and got off to a real flyer.” 

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