Tony Mowbray advises James Maddison to stay at Coventry City

Tony Mowbray tells reported Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target James Maddison to stay at Coventry City for the good of his career.

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has encouraged James Maddison to ignore the reported Premier League interest in his services.

Recent speculation has claimed that both Arsenal and Liverpool had considered making a January bid for the 19-year-old.

However, Mowbray insists that the youngster would benefit more from continuing his development at the Ricoh Arena.

"These big teams might think that they'll able to get a player from a League One club but I have to say I think the owner is pretty resolved on the matter," he told the club's official website.

"James has only played something like 14 games at League One level. My advice to James has always been to let his career develop and to play football.

"Here, he'll be able to let his talent flourish where he is appreciated but if he moved to a big club, he isn't going to get in their first team. He should in a place where he'll enjoy his football and let the talent grow."

Maddison made his professional debut for the Sky Blues in August 2014.

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James Maddison of Coventry City in action during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Coventry City and Cardiff City at Sixfields Stadium on August 13, 2014
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