Coventry boss Mowbray expects twin challenge at Millwall

© Ben Keane
© Ben Keane

TONY Mowbray is predicting a twin bombardment after referee Andy Woolmer blows his whistle at 3pm at The Den this Saturday.

But the Coventry boss expects his players to be able to deal with an “intimidating” crowd and a direct tactical approach from the home side.

The Sky Blues are also chasing a second league win in a row after dismissing Wigan at the Ricoh Arena last week with two goals from Adam Armstrong.

Mowbray told Coventry’s official website: “We know it's going to be tough, it’s always tough when you go to the New Den as the fans there create an intimidating atmosphere and our players have to be men, and rise to the occasion.

“You've seen how we're trying to play but the bottom line is that we're going to have to stand up and be counted on the day.

“They've obviously just came down from the Championship as well so they've got some really good players and some players who are experienced at this level.

“They'll have been disappointed to lose in midweek against Barnet but that first home league game will bring a different atmosphere which you'll have to respond to.

“We've shown already this season that we can take on the promotion favourites but it is a completely different type of game and we expect them to be slightly more direct than Wigan.”

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27 thoughts on “Coventry boss Mowbray expects twin challenge at Millwall

  • August 14, 2015 at 17:08
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    Wouldn't it be nice to completely play em off the park. 2nd game in 1st at home what a chance to ram opo's words down their throats.
    COYLS smash the granny out of em

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    • August 14, 2015 at 17:47
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      @lukesmithmfc: I don't care how we play , just win , COYL

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      • August 14, 2015 at 20:44
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        @southstandview: agree southstand but my comment was about the article above and what Mowbray said.

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        • August 15, 2015 at 10:04
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          @lukesmithmfc: I know mate , most goals are scored from 4 or less passes and let's be honest we don't have too many good passers of the ball , needs must .

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          • August 15, 2015 at 13:16
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            @southstandview: exactly mate that's why I said wouldn't it be nice.
            We don't play the best football by some distance it's frustrating to see little mediocre teems spreading the ball about and showing much more technical ability than our players who seem happy to hoof and hope. I can't wait for us to play decent football with decent results but something tells me it'll be a while yet

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        • August 15, 2015 at 14:22
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          @lukesmithmfc: true we don't have very good technical players at the moment so should just press teams all over the pitch.

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  • August 14, 2015 at 17:51
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    This is going to be a tough game, we need to be patient if it doesn't go right early doors. But I think we have enough and fancy 3 points.

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    • August 14, 2015 at 18:03
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      @harry2310: I agree, still early days yet and the team is still getting use to each other with all the new signings etc I don't think it will be easy tomorrow but still fancy the 3 points COYL!!!!

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