Thorn quietly confident City can mount promotion challenge

Last updated : 23 August 2012 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn is pleased with the start his side have made to the new season.

Coventry have drawn both of their opening games 1-1 and while Thorn is pleased, he is also disappointed not to have won both games. He is now in confident mood that his side are capable of mounting a promotion challenge.

Coventry took the lead in both games but were pegged back and had to dig deep to prevent losing and it is the resilience the young squad have shown that has pleased Thorn.

Thorn told the CT's Alan Poole: “The lads were disappointed that we didn’t get the win and that’s the right attitude. Although we probably didn’t warrant it on our first-half performance we did on the second so there were loads of positives to take out of the game.

“We’ve laid down a statement that we’re going to give it a go this season. We’ve made a decent start but now we’re hungry to go on a run and get a few victories under our belts.”
One of Thorn's new signings Steven Elliott scored City's opening goal against Sheffield United on Tuesday and Thorn believes that scoring goals, so long the bane of many previous Coventry City sides, will not be a problem this campaign.

Thorn reflected, “It’s shame we didn’t manage to hold out but hopefully we will sort that out as we go on. As a front man you just have to keep plugging away and hope that something falls for you and I’m sure that we will get more chances as the season goes on.

“If you get the right service you will create openings whoever’s playing up front. But it’s not just down to the strikers; there are a lot of good players in the squad and I think there are goals all over the field.

“Kevin Malaga nearly clinched it for us just before they scored so we were a bit unlucky not to see out the game. That’s football, little margins here and there, but although we were disappointed to concede so late you can’t let things like that get you down because games come thick and fast.

“We’re only two games into the league season and we’re a new team, still getting to know each other. After a few more matches I think performances will improve.”