Assistant-manager Adrian Heath remains in upbeat mood ahead of Coventry City's clash with Watford at the Ricoh Arena tonight, despite the Sky Blues' winless run stretching to seven games.

Heath is still preaching positive thoughts, as Coventry slowly sink towards the nether reaches in the table. They lie in 19th position and succumbed to their first home defeat at their new home on Saturday against Hull City.

One win in ten Championship games is a good barometer of the potential struggle ahead for Micky Adams' team and an injury list as long as the A45 isn't helping their cause.

Andrew Whing, Marcus Hall, Richard Shaw, Matt Heath, Stuart Giddings and Neil Wood are all likely absentees. Nevertheless, Heath is in a positive frame of mind and is expecting a swift response to nip any potential relegation battle in the bud.

"We are still confident of winning, even though Watford will be a tough test of character for our lads," said Heath.

"It was disappointing to lose our unbeaten home record, but we had enough chances to win the game.

"It is doubtful that any of our injuries will return, so we will keep plugging away with what we have got."

Coventry midfielder Claus Jorgensen is in full agreement with Heath and is convinced the tide will turn soon, as long as heads aren't allowed to drop.

"We've got to look at the positives. We created enough chances on Saturday, but we weren't good enough to finish them off and that puts pressure on our defenders."

"It's early in the season and it's important not to get too moody and depressed. I know we've gone a few games without a win, but the sun will shine on us and we will get a break.

"If we'd got a goal early in the second half, it would have looked different but that's in the past and we look forward to Watford.

"They've done really well. I don't really know too much about how they play, I think we've got to look more at how we play but they've surprised a few people this season."

"Obviously we are hoping to get all three points because we've had far too many draws. It's always a dodgy situation to be in when you don't turn your draws into wins, because, if you get a couple of defeats, it suddenly looks like a bad start to the season."