Football - Carsley eyes winning start to `short-term' reign

Lee Carsley will take charge of Coventry for their clash at Bury as the midlands club start life without Mark Robins.

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Robins ended a mere five-month stint in charge at the Ricoh Arena on Thursday as he agreed a move to npower Championship side Huddersfield and development coach Carsley will now take the reins for the immediate future, aided by Steve Ogrizovic.

"It's short-term, literally I'm worried about the Bury game," said Carsley, who assisted previous interim boss Richard Shaw following Andy Thorn's sacking in late August. "My ambition is to be a manager one day, I'm not in a rush to be a manager, I'm still learning things.

"I've being doing it for two years, obviously 21 years as a player, two years as a coach. I've gone down the route of managing and coaching at youth level, which is the usual route a lot of foreign coaches go down. I'm not one of these players who felt I could go straight into management. I wanted to learn my trade."

Full-back Blair Adams is facing four to five weeks on the sidelines with a medial knee strain which forced him off in last weekend's 1-0 home defeat to Yeovil.

Carl Dickinson is expected to take his place having this week arrived on a month's loan from Watford.

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