City boss praises his players application and spirit Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has praised the spirit of his players despite their 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City this afternoon. Speaking to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Geoff Foster, the City boss said: "The spirit is good. "The players are disappointed and have had a few words between themselves but what goes on in the dressing room stays in there. "I can't fault the spirit and application. The players are a credit to the supporters and to the club."