Coventry not opting for long ball tactics

Manager Andy Thorn has said that Coventry City will not resort to long balls upfield in order to try and win football matches.

Despite his side sitting in 23rd place, Thorn is determined to see his passing game work, and admitted “We gifted them a goal start. That happens sometimes but what really disappointed me was the way we played in the first half – going long, crashing the ball about.”

Coventry recorded their fourth loss this month with a 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Saturday, and the Sky Blues haven’t recorded a victory since 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest last month.

Thorn also stated: “We can’t play that way, revert to just smashing it upfield. This club has gone down that route and it doesn’t work.

“And it’s not going to happen again; we’ll play our way out of trouble and if we’re going to fail we’ll fail doing the right things. But I don’t think we will fail if we play like we did in the second half.

“We had a great following again today and the fans have seen us play well for half a match; but we’ve got to start doing it for ninety minutes, not just forty five.”

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