Gordon Strachan has concluded its better to be lucky than good.
"People were telling me in the early games that we were looking good and playing
well, but we were not getting the points.
"We are now getting a few lucky breaks and getting points, so you have to think
its better to be lucky than good.
"If people come up to me after matches now and say you were a bit
lucky I say great."
But Strachan believes he will be even luckier if he can cut down on his injury list.
Two of his main strikers Noel Whelan and John Aloisi have been out of the side for
weeks with no sign of coming back, Laurent Delorge has been out for a year and Runar
Normann is also sidelined.
Of the latter Strachan said:
"I dont know what he does for a living. There have been more sightings of
the Loch Ness monster."
"We have six or seven people out injured, but we are starting to get a settled
side and what a difference it makes. If we can get all the players fit we have a good
Strachan is without David Burrows, who is suspended, for the trip to Hillsborough and
there is a big doubt surrounding right-back Marc Edworthy who was a carried off against
Newcastle with a leg injury.
"Edworthy is not ruled out."
But he has Mo Konjic and Gary Breen back as possible replacements although he pointed
"Breen has not played a game for a while."
He confirmed that Moroccan midfielder Moustapha Hadji will continue as Robbie
Keanes partner in attack, although Belgian striker Cedric Roussel, had an impressive
debut in the reserves this week.
"He played well, scoring one and making three, but he is not ready yet for the
premiership," said Strachan.
"He has been smashing in training and everyone has been scratching their heads
wondering why he could not get a game for Ghent, but that was because Ghent play one up
front and five across the middle.
"I think it would be too early to throw him in against Sheffield Wednesday, but if
it came to that I would have no qualms."
Strachan expressed concern that his Coventry side allowed Newcastle United too many
chances last weekend, but said: