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CLOUGH EXPECTS COVENTRY TO CHALLENGE FOR PROMOTION

15 November 2018

NIGEL Clough expects to see Coventry City challenging for a play-off spot this season.

The Brewers manager says that Saturday’s visitors to the Pirelli Stadium have the momentum and the players to make another promotion challenge.

He said: “You always think of Coventry as being in the top division and I remember going to Highfield Road many times. They found themselves in League Two and have had problems, but they are a very big club and seem to be heading back up.

“There aim in League one is not survival but to get back in the Championship and they are more than capable of doing it. They have adapted to League One and are one of the stronger teams.”

Clough believes the key to Coventry’s form is having an experienced payer anchoring midfield.

He said: “Michael Doyle has stood out for us. He does his job and is experienced and he doesn’t go around wasting energy. He stays in centre midfield and to have him around all the youngsters is very important.”

Coventry are managed by former Brewers player Mark Robins.

Clough said: “It will be nice to catch up with him. His knee wasn’t great when he came to play for us and it was a bit of a gamble and he got another whack on it and didn’t play too much for us. But to have an experienced professional around as a non-league club for those players was very important. If you get the right senior players it has a massive impact on the other lads and he was brilliant to have him around the dressing room.”


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