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'Draw a fair result'

6 April 2013

City boss Steven Pressley says point at home to Brentford a fair outcome

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said he thought a draw was a fair result after his Sky Blues drew 1-1 at home with promotion-chasing Brentford.

City took a one-goal cushion into the break after Carl Baker's late first half penalty but the Bees levelled the game a minute into the second half courtesy of Harry Forrester.

Pressley paid tribute to his side's character and determination to see the game out and added that he was pleased to extend the home unbeaten run to four games.

"It was always going to be a difficult test for us and after getting our noses in front it was a bit disappointing to concede straight after half time but credit goes to the players because they never went under," he said.

"When you are faced with a team going for automatic promotion that get that goal that gives them a bit of momentum it's easy to go under but the players showed courage, character and determination.

"That's four games unbeaten at home now which is a real positive because the home form has been a real problem and we want to make it a place that people fear to come.

"We still had a couple of breakaways late on and we looked very, very dangerous but it wasn't to be so I think a point each was fair."

Pressley also singled out young full-back Ryan Haynes for praise after the 17-year-old made his full senior debut following a string of impressive performances for the Under 21s.

"I thought it was a very good performance from him. It's a big test for a young kid like he is to make his debut and an even bigger one against a side that's going for automatic promotion but after ten minutes he settled in a performed really well for us liek he has been doing for the Under 21s.

"It's another step up for him and his career and I'm sure his family will rightly be very proud."

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