18th Oct, 2017

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray frustrated by Blackpool stalemate

Steve Carpenter 18th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TONY Mowbray was a frustrated figure at the final whistle on Saturday after his Sky Blues side were held to a goalless stalemate by Blackpool at the Ricoh Arena.

It proved to be one of those days where the Sky Blues failed to get going despite dominating proceedings against a Blackpool side who were happy to walk away with a hard earned point.

Despite welcoming back in-form striker Adam Armstrong and Liverpool loan star Ryan Kent, Mowbray’s side struggled to create many clear-cut opportunities.

But Mowbray has not regrets over their selection, despite a lack of training in the build up to Saturday’s match.

“It wasn’t to be,” said Mowbray. “It is a shame because we gave it everything we possibly had.

“I can’t fault the commitment of the players or their desire, the team worked extremely well and made some opportunities.

“Ryan Kent and Adam Armstrong had only one training session so it’s fair to say they weren’t at their fittest, but it’s harsh to blame them.

“We gambled at the start of the second half and for those ten minutes the visitors started to get back into it, but that’s the risk you take.

“If you don’t gamble you won’t score so that’s why we played the way we did.”

Saturday’s 0-0 draw means to the Sky Blues remain unbeaten at home this season and Mowbray wants to extend their run further in order to make the Ricoh an intimidating place for other teams to visit.

He added: “Well it must mean that this team is doing something right then? It’s a very good record to have and to build on.

“We will have games like that at home and it is about finding a way to win. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be today.”

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Coventry Observer.

Car Finder 24/7

We've written reviews to help you find a car you'll love to drive.


With some awesome prizes to be won, make sure you enter our competitions.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.