Thorn looks to Saints for inspiration

Sat, 28 Apr 16:05:35 2012

Coventry boss Andy Thorn wants to replicate the success Southampton have enjoyed after watching the south-coast outfit brush past his relegated side 4-0 at St Mary's to clinch promotion to the Premier League.

While Saints' party is just getting started, Coventry find themselves in a similar position to that which faced their hosts three years ago.

Back then, Southampton dropped into League One after being hit with a 10-point deduction by the Football League. But they regrouped and rebuilt, and that is exactly what Thorn intends to do over the summer as the Sky Blues prepare for life in the third tier.

"I've told the boys that we've got to use that as a learning curve and guide them to where we want to get to," he said.

"What's happened to us, happened to them and we've got to try and be positive. Those are the levels you want to get to. I know we're young and I know we're inexperienced but there's nothing to stop you applying yourself properly and you get a winning mentality.

"We get back and we start and we freshen things up. They've done it, other teams have done it, now we have to do it."


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