SEP 01] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Nilsson Still Silent
Sky Blues’ caretaker boss
Roland Nilsson is still refusing to be drawn on whether he wants
the manager’s job permanently ahead of tonight’s game at
It is two weeks since the Swede
was thrust into the manager’s chair after Gordon Strachan’s
departure from the club, during which time Coventry have won
four out of four – their best winning run for three years.
But, according to Nilsson, it is
still a case of wait and see.
“We will have to sit down and
see what the club wants me to do but I think I will be part of
the routine at the club in the future.”
Nilsson is fit to play tonight
after being ruled out of City’s previous two matches but does
not want to change the side that beat Portsmouth unless injuries
force his hand.
“I am fit but I don’t think
I will be playing in the game tonight because the players who
are in the team at the moment are doing very well.
“The Manchester City game
took a lot out of us but we picked ourselves up, especially in
the middle of the second half of Saturday’s game and went on
to get the second goal to help us win the match.
“But tonight is going to be a
tough game too. I remember playing up there in the Premiership
a few seasons ago and the crowd really got behind the team. We
didn’t have the best of starts and struggled in the game.
“We cannot be fooled by the
fact that they have not made the start to the season that they
would have wanted. If we go there thinking it is going to be
easy because they are low down in the league then we might be
“We have to prepare in the
right way, both mentally and physically, and we might get
Mo Konjic is the Sky Blues prime
injury concern after the powerful centre back took a blow to the
inside of the knee during Saturday’s win over Portsmouth. Paul
Williams will come in to the side if the Bosnian fails a late
Marc Edworthy will keep his place
at left back as Marcus Hall has not fully recovered from a foot
injury and David Thompson has shaken off his ankle knock in time
to start tonight’s match.