Ashley Tait: Recruitment drive gives Coventry 'a bit of everything'

Coventry Blaze captain Ashley Tait has applauded the recruitment drive carried out by head coach Marc Lefebvre ahead of the new season.

Great Britain forward Tait, 39, says the arrival of 10 players this summer has given the roster vital versatility.

"The hardest part of the season is recruitment - it's a jigsaw puzzle and Fave's done a great job," Tait said.

"We've got a little bit of everything and that's what it's about, you need that to be successful."

Former Blaze player Lefebvre left his post as coach at other of his former clubs, Sheffield Steelers, in February to return to the Sky Dome as Matty Soderstrom's replacement.

And he has been busy reshaping the Blaze squad as he looks to improve on the club's sixth-place finish in the Elite League in 2013-14.

"We are a lot more workmanlike," Tait, who was part of Blaze's historic Grand-Slam winning side in 2005, told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

"We've got guys who've got a great touch around the net, we've got workhorses and guys who can block shots.

"We don't have any egos and, fingers crossed, we'll progress."

Blaze begin their Elite League campaign at Fife Flyers on Saturday, 6 September.