|[12 MAY 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Strachan Looks History In The Face
manager Strachan is on the brink of making history for the wrong
Coventry fail to beat relegated Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday,
Strachan will be the first person to go through a season without an
away victory both as a player and as a manager.
the fiery little Scot, who was in the Leeds team that failed to win an
away match the year after they won the league, shrugged off the
away form has been a constant embarrassment to me this season and if
we do not win, then I can stand another 10 per cent of
be honest though, my embarrassment will not be eased if we get that
victory. To win one match is not much better than not winning one in
have clocked up 37 of their 44 points at Highfield Road and only
Manchester United, Arsenal and Leeds have done better in home games.
Strachan believes he has put his finger on the reason for the abysmal
have not been getting enough crosses and enough bodies in the
penalty area away from home.
have been passing the ball through midfield, the strikers have been
drawn deeper as a result so that eventually there is often only one
player in the box.
shall put that right in pre-season."
McAllister is battling to overcome a disc problem to go through the
season without missing a game.
Scot could not train today but a confident Strachan has named him in
his team at Watford.
would be a shame if Gary missed out on being ever-present this
an achievement to do that. If it comes down to a fitness test he
will pass it. He never fails them.”
revealed that he expects an answer from McAllister in two weeks on
whether he will re-sign for Coventry.
is no disagreement between us.”
wants to play as many first team games as possible and there is no
point him signing for us if I am going to sign two fantastic
midfield players who will cramp his style.
have put my cards on the table. He will take a look at the players
we bring into the club and then decide what is best for him."
quashed speculation that he would be signing former Coventry player
Phil Babb from Liverpool.
shall not be signing any goalkeepers or defenders. I have enough in
those positions. Phil
is a good player but he will not be coming back here."