Thorn Thinks Big

Last updated : 25 July 2012 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City Manager Andy Thorn has been busy recruiting players during the summer, seven new players have already signed and two more are on trial with the club, but five of the seven are over six feet tall and one of the trialists is also  six foot plus.

It has emerged that the Brazilian striker on loan at the club is Bruno Cazarine who played for the Australian A-League side Sydney FC, coincidentally also nicknamed the Sky Blues. He was their leading scorer over the last two seasons with 20 goals in 54 games. He is 29 years old and stands 6'2" tall.

Callum Ball, on season long from Derby, is 6'3" and the two French central defenders Malaga and Edjenguele are both 6'2". Reece Brown, on  loan from Manchester United is also 6'2" as is veteran defender Kevin Kilbane.

John Fleck is the odd one out coming in at a more modest 5'6", but is stockily built .

Thorn explained to the CT's Andy Turner: “You need some height and steel in your team, but you also need some people who can play, and they can all play. 

“When you look at other teams who have got promoted in the past they have all got height in their team and all look strong boys, and it’s important that we have a presence about us.

"You need that in whatever league you are in, but we also play football as well. It’s what we have gone for.

"There has been a lot of work gone into it over the summer to prepare for what we have needed, and when we have got targets it has been brilliant.

“It’s totally different when you walk out onto the training pitch now. There’s competition for places now and there’s a real size about us as well, which is good. 

“I think we’re a different proposition now. I was chatting with Shawsy and Carso and we look a unit now, which has always been our aim with good footballers as well.”


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