Julian Gray wins plaudits as Coventry City win again
COVENTRY CITY boss Chris Coleman today praised Julian Gray after the winger hit the winner in the Sky Blues' 2-1 win against Barnsley.
The former Birmingham City midfielder came up with the winning goal in a commanding performance at Oakwell.
It was a personal triumph for the left-winger, coming three minutes after a wildly miscued cross had prompted the travelling fans to demand the introduction of Leon McKenzie.
And Coleman was delighted with his contribution.
"It was a great finish," he said, "and I was delighted for Julian because I always had it in mind to change both wingers, him and Michael Mifsud, in the second half.
"I said to the players 'look, we've got a bench full of forwards so give us what you've got and if you blow up with 20 minutes to go we'll make changes.'
"Julian and Michael did a terrific job for us defensively - our shape was much better today - and I thought it was great for Julian to get the winner and receive a standing ovation from our fans as he came off the pitch.
"To be fair, I don't think the fans were booing him so much as singing for Leon because The Duke is a very popular player."