Tony Mowbray has targeted a first win at the Ricoh Arena as Coventry City boss when his side host Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League 1 tonight.Mowbray is yet to taste success at home game since taking the reins almost a month ago, but victory tonight would pull the Sky Blues six points away from the relegation zone following three successive away victories.
With Orient in the bottom four, the midweek meeting is crucial for both teams, and Mowbray is surprised to see the O’s fighting at the foot of the table.
“I am conscious that Orient are a good team, I’m really not sure why they are where they are,” he told the club’s official website.
“I haven’t studied their season but we’ve got to be mindful of our last three games at home and get more reward for our effort.
“We shouldn't take anything for granted. I’m not a betting man but the footballers they have they are strong enough not to finish in the bottom four, they’re decent side, it will be a tough test but one we look forward to.”
Although he’s still searching for his first home triumph, Mowbray is encouraged by the signs shown so far.
His side have won three of their four away games during March, including impressive victories at Chesterfield and Peterborough United – something Mowbray hopes will inspire confidence.
“Once we get that first win, hopefully we can find the answers to stay solid and stop the soft goals, which is why we’ve not won at home.
“Once we stop those errors, I’m confident we can win consistently at home.
“We have to relish the challenge, we’ve beaten teams in and around top six away from home of late so we take great confidence into the game.”