City boss uses his man management skills

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has praised his veteran striker Clive Platt after he scored two goals in three games after returning from injury.

Speaking to the club's official website, Thorn said,  "I think Clive (Platt) has been fantastic for us. He has come in, done a great job and performed well next to Juke (Lukas Jutkiewicz) which is good for
the side.

"It is unfortunate for Cody (McDonald) as he was doing really well in there but Clive is just in form at the moment for us. I've brought them together and said to them who ever is on it and in form will start for us."

Thorn takes his side to the south coast for their next two games, Brighton on Saturday and then Portsmouth and is confident that he can return with much needed points from both games.

He has had to use many young players in his teams because of the budgetary restraints resulting in a tiny squad, but Thorn is managing his players as well as he can.

Carl Baker has spent time on the bench, but has been used to some effect as an impact player when he has been sent on. Right back Cyrus Christie has had to be managed well as his performances have been up and down. he was man of the match in the 2-0 win over Derby, but dropped to the bench after having poor games in subsequent matches.

Thorn said, "I had a word with Carl (Baker) a few weeks ago as I didn't quite feel like he was at it, and he has responded brilliantly. His attitude has been unbelievable and when he has come on the pitch in recent games, he has been right on it, chomping at the bit to get going again.

"Cyrus is another one who has surprised us with the way he has gone up two levels lately. I thought he would be ready for a rest but his stats are up as high as they have been and he has played really well."