No Qualms About Sawyer

Last updated : 28 January 2009 By Covsupport News Service
Coventry City manager Chris Coleman has said that he has no qualms about giving Lee Sawyer his Championship debut tonight against Cardiff City at the Ricoh Arena.

"We tried to get Lee in earlier but Felipe Scolari wanted to keep hold of him a bit longer," Coleman said to the club website. "He's been involved with the first team, he's been on the bench and he's been in good company training with the Chelsea first team and I'll have no qualms about throwing him should I feel the need to because I feel if you're good enough you're old enough.

"If you're good enough ability-wise there is only one way you're going to get experience to make the next step up and that is to play so should he feature I'm sure he will be fine."

Leon McKenzie has been speaking about Sawyer and told the CT: "He's going to be a tidy player coming from Chelsea. He looked pretty tidy in training but he is a baby and has come here to get experience.

"Myself and the older pros will be looking to help him as much as we can and I am sure he will get the opportunity to have a little go in the team."