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Boothroyd happy with way team is shaping up
Published : 22 Jul 2010 10:31:21
Manager Aidy Boothroyd is pleased with how Coventry's pre-season preparations are progressing after securing a 1-0 friendly win over npower League Two side Northampton.Defender James McPake returned to the side to score the only goal after six minutes and Boothroyd was particularly impressed with the Sky Blues' style of play."It was a big step forward for us but we are still a work in progress with me getting to know the players and vice versa and getting the players comfortable with the way I want us to play," he told the club's official website."In terms of our work-rate, character and spirit I thought it was absolutely terrific. We showed a lot of quality despite a few mistakes being made but that's what happens when you try and concentrate on working on specific things so in all I was very pleased."It's a nice habit to also be keeping clean sheets although I thought we rode our luck in the first half a little bit with a couple of free-kicks, but we haven't really worked on set pieces yet."This is all about taking our time and working on things piece by piece so by the time (opening game of the season) Portsmouth comes around we've covered everything we feel we need to work on."