Confidence is high as Sky Blues head to Scotland

By Steve Carpenter 16/07 Updated: 20/07 10:33

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ANDY Thorn believes his Coventry side head north of the border this week brimming with confidence following Saturday's emphatic 8-0 victory at close neighbours Hinckley United.

The Sky Blues couldn't have got their pre-season schedule off to a better start before travelling up to Scotland for their pre-season tour today (Monday).

Gary McSheffrey, Louis Garner and Roy O'Donovan gave the visitors a comfortable half-time lead at the Greene King Stadium.

And further second half goals from Will Roberts (2), Shaun Jeffers, Aaron Phillips and Jordan Willis helped Thorn's side record their biggest friendly win on home soil since 1976.

"The score line is great but it really is all about fitness and the attitude the players begin to develop over this extremely important period," said Thorn.

"It was professional and it was important we came through that test.

"I thought the development players were brilliant as well which shows how the club is doing at continuing to produce.

"There is a real good buzz in that dressing room at the moment and long may that continue.

"We move on the Scotland now and lets hope we can produce a few more performances like that."

Eleven former and current Academy stars made an appearance during the friendly as the Sky Blues fielded two different line-ups in either half.

And Thorn is hoping to bring in more faces over the coming weeks to bolster his squad.

"We are trying to get a spine to the team with a mixture of experience and youth. We are desperate at bringing in a couple of strikers as well," Thorn added.

"There is a chance we could get a couple in through the door which I'm pleased about.

"I think we have done some really good business so far and we will continue to do that."

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