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Tony Mowbray tells Adam Armstrong he might drop him

6 years ago

Tony Mowbray has said that he might leave Adam Armstrong out of the Coventry team.

Talk about keeping somebody on their toes…

Just because the Newcastle striker became the top scorer in the whole country, Mowbray says that the 18 year old ‘is not undroppable’.

Adam Armstrong could pay for his international call-ups with England, as his replacement Jacob Murphy scored twice to help Coventry win 3-1 away at Colchester to go joint top.

Tony Mowbray points out that this isn’t the first time, with victories against Fleetwood and Burton being achieved earlier this season during earlier international duty, without the Newcastle loan player.

Carlisle Manager Keith Curle recently made the point with Alex Gilliead, saying that the Newcastle winger risked losing his place at Carlisle through missing matches because of England duty.

Coventry City have a massive match on Saturday as they take on Gillingham at home, with a win set to take them up to three points clear at the top of the table.

With an embarrassment of riches up front, including England international Joe Cole as well, it will be interesting to see who Tony Mowbray goes for.

Tony Mowbray at today’s press conference, also talking about latest loanee Gael Bigirimana:

“Adam Armstrong is not undroppable. Murphy changed his position last weekend and we have won games without Adam. We won 1-0 against Fleetwood, won 2-1 at Burton and won 3-1 at Colchester.

“Nobody is undroppable, they have all got a fair chance to play.

“Some days we need speed, other days we need physicality and so long as they buy into that that’s good.”

Gael Bigirimana:

“Gael Bigirimana brings quality, a passion for the club and he needs an opportunity to get going again. “Whatever the reason it didn’t quite fall for him (at Newcastle) so hopefully we can keep the smile on his face and he can keep the team going in the right direction.

“At the moment he’s a young boy here who’s enjoying being back.”


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