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'Promotion is the target next season'

19 April 2013

With the 2012/13 season coming to a close, Pressley has set his sights on next season...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley confirmed promotion from League One is the target for the 2013/14 season.

With the 2012/13 season coming to a close as City prepare for the last home game of the season against Leyton Orient, the City boss has already set his sights on preparing his side for next season.

The ten-point deduction denied City any hopes of getting into the play-offs this season, but Pressley wants to build an outfit capable of leading the club into the Championship.

Pressley said: "Of course, promotion is the target for next season. This is a big football club, a terrific football club and a football club of enormous potential.

"I want to put some foundations in place to cement the long-term future of the club but we need to make a big impact next year.

"We want to be a club with momentum and a club which is challenging at the top end of this division. It is my job to ensure we do that.

"The squad we have for next season will be one which can challenge the very best in this division. When the players come in for pre-season, the club will be driven towards success from day one."

Gary McSheffrey has recently been out of the side with Pressley taking the opportunity to look at the options he has in the squad.

McSheffrey, who has made 43 appearances for the side this season, is in consideration for a recall.

Pressley continued: "Gary (McSheffrey) has been on the fringes of things of late. I have said to the fans and the team that I do intend to take a good look at all the players at my disposal.

"Like every Saturday and every match-day which comes around, Gary (McSheffrey) will come into consideration like all the players in the squad.

"I have been quite open about this with everyone as the players who haven't had as many games as others, deserve the chance to impress." 

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