Thorn want consistency

Last updated : 04 November 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has spoken to his players after  they capitulated in the second half at Millwall on Tuesday evening and has said they are responding well to the lessons learnt.

Speaking to the CT, Thorn said, “We had a good meeting with the players yesterday morning and the response was good. The other night hurt them and we all talked about it and now we are looking forward to a good performance against a good side.

“It’s only the second time they have dropped below what we know they are capable of. The other time was against Bury but the game has gone now and it is important we get back to doing what we know we can do.

“It’s important that we take our chances when they come and defend strongly and stoutly, making sure we are hard to beat and having that killer instinct to punish teams when we have good spells of possession.

Thorn now has to lift the squad as he prepares for the next game when table topping and in form Southampton visit The Ricoh on Saturday.

He said, “The big games are all good games to have and we have got a good run of the now, but top of the league coming to our place will make for a good atmosphere and a great chance for us to show people what we are about.

"It will be tough but it is certainly not beyond us. We just need to find that magic formula. We need to start winning football matches and get smiles on people’s faces again, and the only way we will do that is being more cut-throat in front of goal and more solid.”

Thorn will be without Chris Hussey who is still injured, but he welcomes back to training defender Martin Cranie, although he is unlikely to be fit enough to play on Saturday.