Watch out for a Mow­bray slap, Aaron!

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

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

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