Blair: We must do our job despite fans protest
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