Sky Blues look to future! Coleman is eager to build on Wolves triumph.Byline: By Andy Turner For other persons of the same name, see Andrew Turner (disambiguation).
Andy Turner (born 23 March 1975 in Woolwich).He is an English footballer who is currently a Player Coach with Chasetown who play in the Southern League Division One Midlands.
COVENTRY CITY boss Chris Coleman Chris Coleman is the name of several people, including:
The Sky Blues got back on track with a confidence-boosting 2-1 victory over their Midland rivals that boosted their points tally to 40 - just 13 off the total that saved them from relegation by the skin of their teeth last season.
And with 15 league games remaining and 45 points left to play for, Coleman believes there will be long-term benefits from a positive finish.
"We have hit 40 points and that's a good feeling psychologically," said the manager. "A few teams didn't play on Saturday but we are 10 points from the bottom three and quite a way off the play-offs in no man's land.
"But it is imperative we keep getting results and have a good finish to the season.
I am not saying play-offs, just top half, top 10 or 12 would be great for us compared with fourth bottom last year.
"That will be a good step and a good platform for next season. We have got 15 really important games left - important in terms of our progression to make sure we finish well and as close as we can to the teams above us."
City will prepare for Saturday's fifthround FA Cup trip to Blackburn Rovers without Stephen Wright
"I would rather lose Wrighty in the FA Cup than the league, if I am honest, because that is our bread and butter," said Coleman, who could call on Aron Gunnarsson to fill in at right back once more.
"That's not to say the FA Cup is not important, because it is and we have got a chance to get into the quarter-finals. It will be tough for us and if we manage to get past them then it will keep the excitement going and keep our fans coming back.
"It's hard for our supporters to hear me say we are not looking at the play-offs and perhaps some think I am being negative. But I am being realistic - not making any empty promises which I am sure they have seen before."
He added: "We have said all along that in every window we are trying to add quality players to the ones we have already got.
"We know what the standard is - the likes of Wolves, Reading, Cardiff and Birmingham.
"We may not have the budgets of some teams but we have to get to that standard. And if we are cute and spend the money wisely then we have got a good chance. Maybe next season because we are not quite there yet, although we have a good chance of pressing harder to be in the top six.
"We did it on Saturday which was a one-off game. Doing it week in and week out is a different thing, but that's what we are aspiring as·pire
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WELL DONE MY SON ... Keiren Westwood celebrates his match-winning penalty save with Stephen Wright and the masked Leon Best Leon Julian Best born 19 September 1986 is an English born footballer, with Coventry City. He is a powerful, tall striker who is good at holding up the ball and whose pace makes him a major threat on the break.