SWINDON Town head coach Luke Williams won’t let Coventry City’s position at the foot of the League One table lull his side into a false sense of security.

Having started their season against Swindon Town under the stewardship of Tony Mowbray, now Blackburn Rovers’ latest manager, Russell Slade is now at the helm at the Ricoh.

Having overseen 10 games, last Saturday against Gillingham was his first win in the league, having guided his team to the final of the Checkatrade Trophy two weeks prior.

Just one defeat in their last four outings suggests that Slade is starting to make his mark on the Sky Blues and Williams is full of respect for his opposite number as he anticipates a full-on six-pointer.

“I have met Russell since he has been working in League One and he is a really good guy and has got lots of experience,” said Williams.

“He will be putting his slant on the team as gradually as he can and we’ll start to see more similarities between this Coventry and teams that he has worked with in the past.

“Everyone’s got so much to play for still. Nobody’s down, nobody’s up, nobody’s in the play-offs for sure, so everybody needs to work for everything.

“We expect a tough game. The pitch is difficult to play on at the moment, but that’s for both teams.

“I think it is going to be a full-blooded affair.”

Despite last weekend’s victory, Coventry still find themselves three points adrift at the foot of the table, albeit with a game in hand over Chesterfield and Swindon above them.

With Town player of the season, as voted for by Swindon Advertiser readers, during the 2014/15 Jordan Turnbull at the heart of the Coventry defence, some fans may raise an eyebrow as to why they find themselves struggling, but Williams says that nothing shocks him in this division.

“It can happen,” he added. “I am not surprised that a team as accomplished as Coventry and a club that is as well set up.

“I’m not surprised to see them struggle because so many things can go wrong.

“Jordan Turnbull is a very good footballer who is capable of playing at least one level higher.

“I believe that the boy can play at the very top level. He’s got all the ability, he’s got the right personality and he is going to have a long career.

“This is a moment for Jordan that he can try and take more experience from.”