Thorn Defends Hreidarsson

Last updated : 02 February 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has defended Herman Hreidarsson after he came in from criticism for conceding the first goal at Blackpool on Tuesday night. 

Speaking to Sky Blue Player at the club’s weekly press conference, Thorn about the defender who had been out of the picture at Portsmouth before he arrived at the Ricoh Arena, said: "I heard people talking about Hermann and his role in Blackpool's first goal but what people don't realise is the lad dislocated his shoulder just a few minutes before and it was still hanging out of it's socket when he was trying to get back. 

“He's running back while carrying his arm and I'm not going to criticise one of my players for that, when that's what they're willing to go through to help the team. 

"Despite that he's still managed to get back and tried to stick a leg out to stop the cross, going through that pain for the team and that's what you want. He's doing that for the cause. He just popped his arm back in afterwards and got on with it because that's the kind of player he is.

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