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Tony Mowbray reveals cunning plan for Newcastle loan signing

7 years ago

Tony Mowbray has revealed what his cunning game plan was to get the best out of Newcastle loan signing Adam Armstrong.

The 18 year old Geordie striker made the best possible start as he scored both goals on his debut as Coventry City beat Wigan 2-0 on Saturday.

Mowbray saying that what they’d worked on all week was ‘nicking the ball and getting Adam Armstrong to run through and score’.

Obviously a great but simple plan but sounds very much of the old adage of the victors writing history.

Coventry did indeed get the ball and feed Adam Armstrong but it was two sumptuous finishes (have a look HERE if you haven’t seen the goals yet) that gave the sky blues the three points.

Tony Mowbray:

“I was delighted that the game plan worked.

“Sometimes you can almost have too much time before the first match of the season. By Tuesday we had done everything we needed to do about Wigan and we didn’t want to bombard them with too much information.”

Keeping it simple:

“Sometimes we let them pass the ball in front of us without every really threatening and sometimes we pressed them, a lot of work went into it.

“The pleasing thing was that the goals came from what we’d been working on all week, nicking the ball and getting Adam Armstrong to run through and score.”


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