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A Thorn in your side?


Filed: Thursday, 26th April 2012
By: Staff Writer


Coventry boss Andy Thorn says his team will be doing their best to upset the apple cart at St Mary's this weekend - despite the Sky Blues having nothing to play for but professional pride.

City's gutless display at home to bottom club Doncaster last weekend confirmed the club's relegation from the Championship. A 2-0 defeat - their 23rd reversal of the current campaign - was enough to condemn them to League One football next season.

Having won just one league game away from home during the current campaign, Thorn's side are expected to provide little resistance when they face promotion-chasing Southampton this weekend, with the Saints needing a win to confirm their place in next season's Premier League.

However Thorn - a born-and-bred Londoner - says that his Coventry side will not be rolling over for anybody - adding that he wants his team to end their campaign with a performance to remember.

"If people think we're going to go there and lay down then fine," he told a press-conference this morning. "But we are going there to try and affect things and put some pride back into the shirt for the fans who have been brilliant for us.

"We go to Southampton and we need to get some pride back. If you cant get up for this game you need to look at yourself - and all of our lads are up for it.

"We want to end the season with a bit of dignity; we want to give some pride back to the shirt. The season as a whole has been tough but I said to the boys this morning that Saturday is a chance to affect things, affect the league and get a bit of pride back."

West Ham's only chance of snatching the second promotion spot from Southampton's grasp is by virtue of an unlikely Coventry win - or draw, IF the Hammers can simultaneously rack up a big win against Hull at the Boleyn Ground.

And Coventry captain Gary McSheffrey echoed his manager's comments by stating that he and his team mates will be doing their utmost to aid West Ham's cause.

"We're professionals and we still have a job to do," he said. "Hopefully the lads can go into this last game and play with a bit of freedom and go into the summer with a bit of pride.

"The first few days [since our relegation was confirmed] have been gutting, but we've tried to get on as normal because we still have a big game on Saturday."





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by MartWHU
01:25PM 26th Apr 2012
''Come on Coventry! UP THE HAMMERS.''

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