Thorn blames board as Coventry slip closer to drop
An angry Andy Thorn hit out at Coventry's hierarchy for a lack of support after the club were left staring at relegation to League One.
The cash-strapped club's financial difficulties over the past 12 months or more have been well publicised, with fans venting their frustration at owners SISU on more than one occasion this season while City's board has seen a host of comings and goings, including chairman Ken Dulieu and chief executive Paul Clouting.
And Thorn's efforts on the pitch have certainly been hampered - notably with just one outfield player signed last summer following the departures of several key names, the sale of top scorer Lukas Jutkiewicz in January and a dearth of loan signings.
Speaking after his side's 1-0 defeat to Millwall, Thorn, albeit refusing to give up on survival, said: "At the moment I feel angry and all sorts. I'm disappointed when I look at people and I see how much effort they give, what's been done and where we've been left. The whole lot.
"Every time we've put the players on the pitch they've been bang at it, they've given their all for me and for the club - we just haven't had enough of them. I'm angry because I see the hurt in the players when they give everything but they've had no help, we've had no help, full stop. So that's where we are, that hurts.
"From day one there's been no help with new players or anything like that. We've tried and tried and given our hardest and done everything...we've still got a chance to stay in there. It's probably not the right time to talk because I'm angry and I'm upset about it."