Date: 14th August 2011 at 5:02pm
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Birmingham manager Chris Hughton was pleased to see his side get off to a winning start on their home games after beating Coventry City 1-0 on Saturday.

After going down to Derby County last week, a win over Coventry was just the tonic for Hughton who knows he has a hard job on his hands to get City back into the Premier League

Scottish striker Adam Rooney was introduced in the second half, and Hughton was in no doubt that the strikers efforts played a massive part in the win, he even teed up midfielder Keith Fahey who scored the Blues goal.

Hughton Said: ‘It was very nice to collect the three points but importantly we have two tough away and that is why we had to beat Coventry,’ said Hughton.

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

‘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.’