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Tony Mowbray wants Marcus Tudgay to flourish at Coventry City

23 June 2015

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray wants Marcus Tudgay to help the club challenge at the top of Sky Bet League 1 this season.

Tudgay has signed a new one-year contract at the Ricoh Arena, having helped steer the Sky Blues clear of relegation last term.

Now, Mowbray wants the 32-year-old to cement a place in his starting squad ahead of the new season, and help the club to challenge at the top of the division.

"I'm delighted to see Marcus Tudgay stay at the club for another season," he told the club’s official website. 

"Marcus was a player I highlighted at the back end of last season as someone who gives us some much-needed experience but also intelligence and an awareness on the ball.

"He is a player who has a presence in the dressing room and I've really enjoyed working with him since my arrival at the club in February.

"I'm hoping after a good pre-season, Marcus can claim a starting spot with his performances and help us challenge at the top end of the League 1 table."

Tudgay joined Coventry last summer on a free transfer from Nottingham Forest, and scored twice towards the back-end of the last campaign - against Chesterfield and Crawley Town - to help the club avoid the drop to Sky Bet League 2.

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