MOWBRAY KEEN TO KEEP STAR
TONY MOWBRAY is urging the Coventry City board not to allow James Maddison to leave this month.
The 19-year-old has scored twice in 11 league appearances this term, and his many admirers are thought to include Spurs, who are synonymous with bringing through some of the best young English talent in recent years.
Mowbray warns that selling Maddison would significantly damage the Sky Blues’ push for promotion.
“My discussion points with the owner would always have been that we’re trying to get out of the league, let’s not cut ourselves off at the knees by selling our best players,” he said.
“We need to keep the team together and develop it together, but let’s wait and see.
“I’m the football manager and the coach on the grass.
“I don’t make those financial decisions in the office. I can only give them advice on what I think is important and right.
“If you want to be building a team to be successful, you can’t be selling all your best players.
“They are the currency of your football club and it’s hard to find talent, especially for nothing.”