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Q & A with Coventry

Leicester go in search of their first Championship victory of the season at the Ricoh Arena, as Paulo Sousa looks to turn the tide for the Foxes.

We speak to Coventry fan Jon Spencer on his thoughts ahead of the match.

1. Another good start for Coventry, you have to be pleased right?

Yes I suppose, although it means nothing really. As Aidy Boothroyd has said, for the last few years we have always started well but ended up in the bottom half. So I'm not too fussed at the moment.

2. Can you keep this up?

I think our home form will be key. We win most of our games at the Ricoh and if it can become a fortress then we'll do fine. I do have my doubts that we'll keep it up though.

3. Aidy Boothroyd replaced Chris Coleman in May, is he the right man for you?

The jury is still out really - all of the managers we've had in recent years have started well but then just ended up being as poor as the one before them. What is good about Aidy though is the fact he is very straight talking. We have been told many lies in the past and it's good to have someone different.

4. A lot of pre-match discussion will rest on the potential signing of Marlon King. How would it fall with you?

Personally I'd welcome him to the club. I know he isn't the best character in society but he has served his time. The fact of the matter is the governing bodies in the football world say nothing about not being able to play if you have a criminal conviction, so he has the right to play.

He'd add a great deal to our striker force, which is always good.

5. The summer saw a reasonable amount of transfer activity at the Ricoh - happy with the signings on first inspection?

Yes they're decent - our best signing has definitely been getting Carsley in for nothing. He's now the captain and you can just see his class and presence in midfield. The rest have all been good and added a new dimension to the team.

6. Is there still areas of the squad that need strengthening?

We do need another striker, but if we sign Marlon that should solve our problem there. We haven't had a natural goalscorer for a long time and he is just that. We also need another quick winger but I'm sure Boothroyd is working on that.

7. Who should we fear in particular from your Coventry side?

Surprisingly, Clive Platt. When you first see him you think he'll be terrible and that he only offers one dimension, but it's the opposite. He is turning himself into a bit of a cult hero. Sammy Clingan will also be a danger if he's playing, especially from set-plays.

8. And who would you love to ship off to their next club?

Easily [Michael] McIndoe. When he played against us he was a quality player and looked a class act but since he has moved here he has just been awful. He has zero ability to score goals, cross or go past people. It's embarrassing.

9. After a bad start, how do you feel Leicester will get on this season?

I know for a fact you'll end up doing well and finish around the play-offs. You always seem to do relatively well in this division (apart from when you were relegated). It will take Sousa time to settle in but he'll do a decent job. Unfortunately!

Regrettably we'd like to point out that before the play-off campaign, our highest Championship finish after relegation from the Premier League in 2004 was 15th. Grim...

10. And finally, a match prediction?

I'll go for 3-1 Coventry. I think we'll have the edge just because we're at home.






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Date:Thursday September 9 2010

Time: 4:15PM

 

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