Diamond Formation Not All About Me- Clingan

Last updated : 20 November 2011 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry City captain Sammy Clingan has said that Andy Thorn's diamond formation which sees him have a major role playing just in front of the back four, is not all about him.

Speaking to the CT's Alan Poole, Clingan said: "It doesn't all revolve around me. It's not the be all and end all if I am not having a good game because there are other players there who will help me out.

"When Thorny took over he went for the formation he tought would benefit the team at the back end of last season and we did very, very well with it - put in some great performances against good teams.

"The manager's philosphy is to play football and that's the way I like it- get on the ball, keep it moving.

"But we've lost a couple of players since last season and teams have looked into it more, found out what we're about and tried to press us higher up the pitch.

"Sometimes they will drop a forward off or push a midfielder on to sit on me. That's when we've got to use our brains and rotate the midfield, so I come out and another one goes in where it's hard to pick up."