Watch out for a Mowbray slap, Aaron!
COVENTRY City boss Tony Mowbray is threatening to give Aaron Martin a slap prior to games to get him pumped up and ready to perform at the highest level!
The 26-year-old has been an ever-present at the heart of the Sky Blues’ defence this season and Mowbray wants to assure he is at his best.
“I’ve criticised Aaron a lot and he’s reacted,” revealed Mowbray.“Sometimes it seems the more I shout at him the better player he becomes so now before every game I’ll probably give him a slap, tell him how poor he is, and hopefully he’ll respond like he did against Swindon (0-0 last week) and put in a real man’s performance.”
Mowbray criticised Martin and centre-back partner Jack Stephens, a 22year-old on loan from Southampton, after the 2-1 defeat to Shrewsbury earli- er this month, but the Sky Blues then kept successive clean sheets.
On Stephens, Mowbray said:“He needs to head it, defend, put his body on the line and that’s what he’s here to learn – Southampton know how talented he is and want him to grow up fast.” CARLISLE United goalkeeper Mark
Gillespie had a day to remember last Saturday
– he saved a penalty against Wycombe Wanderers and
his sister gave birth to his nephew. The Cumbrians drew 1-1 with the
Chairboys after Gillespie kept out Joe Jacobson’s
penalty. On his twitter account, Gillespie
had news for the new arrival: “Just told him while
he was being bor n I saved a pen, left out the part about
giving it away though.” Meanwhile, the BBC were left red-
faced after saying that while Gillespie was playing
in the League Two game, his sister was
giving birth to their son. Oops!
PAIN GAME: Coventry’s Aaron Martin