Blair: We must do our job de­spite fans protest

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Rob Der­mot

THOU­SANDS of fans may be vot­ing with their feet when Coven­try take on Bris­tol City to­day, but Sky Blues full-back Blair Adams says the cri­sis­rid­den club still have a job to do.

Coven­try will head 34 miles south east for their first ‘home’ game of the sea­son af­ter agree­ing a deal to play their sched­uled Ri­coh Arena fix­tures at Northamp­ton’s Six­fields for the next three years.

So far more than 15,000 an­gry fans have signed a pe­ti­tion protest­ing against the de­ci­sion and most are ex­pected to boy­cott the game, but Adams in­sists the play­ers can’t let the lack of fans im­pact on per­for­mances.

“Whether we’re play­ing in the lo­cal park or in any sta­dium, we’re just there to pick up the three points, and we’ll be do­ing ev­ery­thing we can,” he said.

“When we had 15,000 there last sea­son, ob­vi­ously it helped to pick up re­sults, but we had a su­perb away record as well and hope­fully we can take that into play­ing at Northamp­ton.”

The Sky Blues will be with­out the sus­pended Carl Baker, while new sign­ing Mathieu Manset is ex­pected to start on the bench. Bris­tol City boss Sean O’Driscoll has no new in­jury worries with Sam Bal­dock likely to con­tinue his role as cap­tain.

Bal­dock said:“The lads have taken to it quite well and seem to be lis­ten­ing to what I have to say, and I’m quite vo­cal any­way, so I’ll say what I feel and where I think we can im­prove.”

DUTY: Blair Adams

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