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MOWBRAY’S STRAIN GAME

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PRESSURE is mounting on Tony Mowbray after Coventry City’s 2-1 League One defeat at Gillingham.
The former Celtic manager’s side are bottom of the division and have yet to win a game after nine outings.
Mowbray watched his side slump to their fifth away defeat of the season and said: “I’m not too sure we deserved anything because we didn’t stand up to it well enough – we didn’t do the basics.

“I’ve been moaning about not scoring goals and yet here I am saying that we didn’t stand up to it defensively.

“That was epitomised by their first goal, a long throw, and maybe it hurts me more because that’s how I built my career, heading balls out and defending first touches.

“It was really, really frustrating.

“When teams score from corners and the ball comes flashing in at 100-miles-per-hour, somebody gets a glance and it goes into the corner you think fair enough,

“But when he throws it and it comes in like a slow little feather, somebody’s got to be a man and tower over them.

“Referees don’t give penalties for that – you can be aggressive, go and head it out, and that guy wasn’t in our box in this game.”

The Sky Blues have only five points from a possible 27 and are already three adrift of Southend, Oldham and Shrewsbury.
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