City boss urges unity

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has urged everyone to stick together. 

Speaking to a gathering of Vice Presidents, Associate Directors and Corporate Members, Thorn said to Sky Blue Player: "With the players we've got, I'd like to think we are team that can be in mid-table and be pushing on. 

"But it's consistency we need and occasionally that will slip when you have inexperienced players. I am really proud of the way they have performed for us this season and it's great for the future of this football club that they are getting that experience now. 

"We've had to fast-track them but they are in there on merit now. We just have to turn their performances into points and that will come. 

"I think supporters like to see us introducing younger boys into the team. They see the youngsters such as Conor Thomas, Cyrus Christie, Gael Bigirimana and Josh Ruffels coming up from the academy and they can see they are giving everything. They are your players. 

"Fans of any club would much rather see that from their home-grown players than someone who is happy to pick up his wage packet but not contributing. 

"We know it's been difficult and frustrating for supporters at times this season, we understand that but they have really stayed with us. 

"We think we are on the right tracks with the way we play and the support we get from the people here and from everybody else is phenomenal. 

"It drives the players on - more than supporters probably realise. Last week up at Leeds, the players came in at half-time and said how loud our supporters were and it makes a massive difference. That helped to keep them going - it made a massive difference. Long may that continue. 

"When we walked off the pitch at Leeds and when we beat Forest here, I looked around and saw the fans cheering and applauding, they are the times we want more of. 

"Everybody who supports us wants us to do well and I think if we all stick together like we have, we will get there.”