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Introducing Coventry City

5 June 2015

Tony Mowbray has recently taken permanent charge of the club

Name: Coventry City Football Club
Founded: 1883
Stadium: Ricoh Arena
Capacity: 32,609
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Last season: 17th in League One

Having confirmed their status in League One on the final day of the season, Coventry City will be eager to hit the ground running when the new campaign gets underway.

The Sky Blues achieved survival courtesy of James Maddison’s last minute winner in a 2-1 victory at Crawley Town, which saw them finish the season in 17th position.

Managed by Tony Mowbray, the former Middlesbrough boss was appointed on a permanent basis at the Ricoh Arena in May, having initially taken the helm in March.

As a player, Mowbray appeared 348 times in a nine year spell for his boyhood club Boro, before enjoying prolonged spells at Celtic and pswich Town, where he hung up his boots in 2000.

Following the end of his playing career, Mowbray had a brief spell as interim manager with the Tractor Boys in 2002.

Full time jobs at Hibernian, West Bromwich Albion and Celtic followed over a five year period, before Mowbray returned to where it all began, taking the Middlesbrough hot seat in October 2010.

For the Sky Blues, midfielder John Fleck is likely to be the one to watch during the 2015/16 campaign.

Born in Glasgow, Fleck began his career in the youth team at hometown club Rangers, before making 41 appearances in the first team at Ibrox.

He was loaned out to Blackpool in January 2012, with the midfielder choosing to move onto pastures new following Rangers’ liquidation later that summer.

The 23-year-old opted to join Coventry City on a free transfer, and three-years later, has gone onto become City’s longest serving player.

He has made a total of 122 appearances, and netting four times, with 48 of those appearances coming last season.

Town have met with Cov twice before, with the Sky Blues coming out on top in the last encounter, as late goals from Dominic Samuel and Frank Nouble sealed a 2-0 win at Highbury in March.




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