Our Emergency Players Have Been Fantastic - Coleman

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Covsupport News Service
Coventry City manager Chris Coleman has praised his players for the way they have played in different roles to cover for injured or suspended team-mates.

"At the end of the day if you get injured or if you are ill it is not your fault as a player but having said that the lads that have come in and done an emergency job for us have been fantastic and they've sent out the message they're not prepared to just hand the shirts back once we have players coming back," said Chris Coleman to the club website.

"They have raised the bar in the past few weeks. We kept three clean sheets on the bounce up until our draw with QPR and even then we were only five minutes away from a 1-0 win. My hat goes off to the boys because they have responded superbly."

"I've never had a run of luck like it with injuries to be honest with you. But that does not mean we are going to go out into the transfer market and bring in players who do not fit with our way of running things. We will not be held over a barrel for players and there is no point bringing in players that are not any better than the lads we already have because that's pointless.

"Maybe it's time for a couple of the younger lads to step up and take their chance. Curtis Wynter did very well for us against Kidderminster and in the current situation if we feel the need to field our younger boys we will but it's important we do not put pressure on them because if we are playing them a bit too early because we are short of bodies then it is not their fault."