Chris Hughton: 'Sending on Adam Rooney was game-changing'

Hughton: 'Adam Rooney was a game-changer'
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Birmingham boss Chris Hughton claims that sending on striker Adam Rooney "was a game-changing move" in his side's 1-0 victory over Coventry.

Birmingham boss Chris Hughton has said that sending on striker Adam Rooney "was a game-changing move" following his side's 1-0 victory over Coventry City.

The Midlands club have had to sell a number of key players this summer, while centre back Scott Dann was left on the bench with a move to either Arsenal or Liverpool expected soon.

"Over the 90 minutes I thought we deserved the win and sending on Adam Rooney was a game-changing move," said Hughton.

"I thought he came on and displayed a lot of energy and certainly changed the game for us.

"Rooney is a lad who scored a lot of goals in Scotland but with our three strikers out of action he has had a lot of responsibility from day one in pre-season."

Birmingham next face Portuguese outfit Nacional in a Europa League qualifying match on Thursday.

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