Coventry City: Tony Mowbray says strikers have to find form

Tony Mowbray
Mowbray managed Ipswich, Hibernian, West Brom, Celtic and Middlesbrough before joining the Sky Blues

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray says they have the firepower to avoid relegation from League One but need to start finding their form in front of goal.

The Sky Blues, two points outside the drop zone, are yet to win after three games under the new manager.

"[Frank] Nouble, [Dominic] Samuel, [Marcus] Tudgay and [Nick] Proschwitz are quite a threat," Mowbray said.

"Maybe their finishing's a bit rusty - ultimately they've got to stick the ball in the back of the net."

City lost their first two games - 1-0 at Barnsley and 3-2 at home to Port Vale - following Mowbray's appointment, but looked set for their first victory against Bradford at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday.

But despite taking the lead through Nouble just before half-time, they could not hold on as the Bantams grabbed a point in a 1-1 draw.

Mowbray was left to rue his side's lack of accuracy after seeing only one of their 12 shots hit the target.

"Maybe it's a lack of confidence," Mowbray told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

"We haven't been free-flowing with goals this season. Maybe one or two of them has got to hit the net and get on a roll."

Although City are uncomfortably close to the relegation scrap, Mowbray is confident they will avoid the drop into League Two.

"I thought they really stuck at it against Bradford," he said.

"If that's what we do for the rest of the season, we'll definitely be ok. But they have to find that level of performance week in, week out."

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