JS is OFF! COVENTRY UNITED | The Dugout # 6

The Dugout #6

Date: 13 October 2017 at 11:44 by Liam Cook

CUTV's Liam Cook and Coventry United Assistant Manager Luke Morton discuss last week's results and performances, along with another busy 7 days to come in The Dugout

Liam - A pretty successful week for Coventry United. A 0-0 draw at in-form Rugby Town and a routine victory at old rivals Leicester Road in the League Cup. Would you have taken that before the week began? What did you make of the performances?

Luke - Yes, it was a steady week but i felt it should of been a win against Rugby on Saturday, as we had some fantastic chances to win the game. I would swap the cup win against Leicester Road for 3 points against Rugby that's for sure.

Liam - The draw for the next round of the League Cup sees United host Quorn. Are you satisfied with this fixture?

Luke - It's always nice to have a cup run and there are no easy ties in this cup. Quorn are an excellent side and they proved that when we only narrowly beat them earlier on in the season. We certainly won't be taking them lightly.

Liam - Left-back Tom James joined The Red and Greens before the trip to Rugby. How has he settled and what prompted the signing?

Luke - TJ is a top class player. We been after him for a couple of seasons now so it's good to finally add him to the squad. He has settled in perfectly, which is just what we expected from a player of his pedigree. He will add a lot of leadership and experience to that back line which we feel was needed.

Liam - Another new arrival before Tuesday's match. Tell us about Tashan Dwyer. What can he add to the already impressive attacking line up?

Luke - Tashan is an excellent find for us. He will add even more power and pace to our forward line as was shown on Tuesday. He also proved that he knows where the back of the net is.

Liam - With the arrival of Dwyer and the return of Mitch Piggon from injury, how will the management choose between the extension striking options?

Luke - It's great to have competition throughout the squad and the forwards are no exception to that. We have 5 top class strikers on our hands. Obviously they can't all play so they know that when they get there chance they have to take it . If they don't, there will be someone waiting in the wings to take their place.


Liam - Another busy week with weekend and mid-week action. How will you approach the Shawbury game?


Luke - The games are thick and fast at the minute and playing twice a week is really pushing the squad to it's limits, but we're doing ok at the minute. Shawbury will be very tough opposition, as they were all 4 times last season, and with them picking up an excellent win against Worcester last week they will come into this game full of confidence, so we know we will have to be at out best to take all 3 points.


Liam - And finally another potential road to silverware begins on Wednesday with Highgate at home in the Birmingham Senior Cup. Is it a realistic ambition to win this competition and what sort of team can we expect to see in Red and Green midweek?

Luke - enter every competition to win it, so we will be taking this competition very serious. Highgate are an excellent team, Terry has been to watch them a few times recently, and he says they're the best team he has seen this season. Wednesday will be a very tough task for us, but we know we can beat anyone on our day. We will once again use the game to make full use of our squad, giving players minutes who may not have much game time lately.

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