is a dirty word at Coventry as they go into their big local derby match against Leicester
City at Filbert Street.
Coventrys manager Gordon Strachan says:
"We will be
going for a win. If you try to play negative you get into a negative frame of mind, then
if you concede a goal it is hard to shake off that negativity.
"It did not surprise me that Leicester ran Arsenal so close on Saturday because
they have strength and ability. They are capable of doing that to any team because they
are a very good side. We have to try to stop their wide men playing. I think Guppy and
Impey are very good players.
"But to do well against Leicester you have to compete. You have got to be brave in
heading and tackling and the real bravery of keeping the ball and passing it.
"If you do not compete Leicester will bully you. I mean bully you in a nice way,
not a nasty way. But they will bully you into submitting to their high tempo of quality
football. They have quality all over the place.
"We have to try to nullify them without taking too much away from our own
"Our back four played well on Saturday but one lapse of concentration killed us
off. They feel as badly as anyone, but if the players up front had been on fire we would
have got three or four goals."
Strachan has to decide whether to make any changes up front. He replaced Darren
Huckerby with John Aloisi in the 70th minute and later explained:
"There has to be someone around the penalty spot and Aloisi has definitely got
that. If Huckerby has a fault it is that he is all over the place and I dont think
he had a shot or header on target. I think that sums it up."
Coventry were unbeaten at Filbert Street last season. They beat Leicester 3-0 in the FA
Cup and forced a goalless draw in the Premiership.