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Tony Mowbray praises 'amazing' Sky Blues supporters after Wigan win

Steve Carpenter 10th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TONY Mowbray has labelled the Sky Blues supporters as amazing after they played their role in the 2-0 victory over Wigan.

Over 13,000 fans watched debutant Adam Armstrong bag a brace as the Sky Blues recorded their first win on the opening day of the season since August 2015.

The crowd were packed into the the East Stand opposite Mowbray’s dugout area and cheered their side on brilliantly from the start to finish.

“The supporters were amazing,” said Mowbray. “For me sitting in the dugout and looking across at that was amazing.

“It was such a different feeling as opposed to last year and it was massive for the team to see a bank of Coventry City fans cheering their team on.

“Fortunately for the fans, the players on the grass with their boots on sent them home happy.

“It does help seeing that. The players in the tunnel look across to see that it is inspirational, we’ve got to try and make this place a fortress.”

Wigan were heavy favourites heading into Saturday’s match with one of the biggest budgets in League One.

But Mowbray, who handed full debuts to Sam Ricketts, Romain Vincelot, Ruben Lameiras and Armstrong, said his side had worked hard on their tactics in training in preparation for Saturday’s tough challenge.

He added: “We’ve won what was on paper a very tough game, against probably biggest budget in the league

“It’s pleasing because the goals were what we’d worked on all week, Arma (Armstrong) running in behind, so we’re delighted that the game plan worked andthe fact the players took it on board is good for me as a coach.

“We worked really hard on the pressing, as they can pass you off the pitch.

“At times we managed the game well, sat deeper, let them pass and then nicked it off them so the players deserve a lot of credit for their work today.”

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