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'Deduction won't affect us' - Moussa

3 August 2013

City goalscorer Franck Moussa vows the players will continue to give their best for the club....

Coventry City midfielder Franck Moussa has vowed the 10-points deduction will not affect the team's performances after the opening day 3-2 loss at Crawley Town.

The Red Devils raced into a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to goals from Andy Proctor and Joe Walsh before Pressley's side rallied after the break with Callum Wilson and Franck Moussa's goals drawing City level.

As the Sky Blues continued to press forward for the winner, Mike Jones' late strike on the counter-attack broke City hearts.

Having received a 10-point deduction just 24 hours before City's first game of the season, Moussa says the squad will always give their 'very best' for the club.

The midfielder said: "The deduction was something out of our control and as players, we just need to get on with it and give our very best for the club.

"In the first-half, it might have looked like it had an effect. But the second half was a great response and that is the sort of football we can play.

"That's what we are about and it was a shame to concede after putting so much into getting level.

"I think it shows we have character, spirit and we will fight week-in, week-out for the football club, despite the deduction."

During pre-season, the former Southend United midfielder played just behind the striker for the games against Fleetwood and Oxford, but he was switched to wide position by the City manager Steven Pressley for the match against Crawley.

He added: "I played mainly behind the front man in pre-season which allowed me to create space in central positions and maybe get more shots on goal.

"I started out on the left today but I cut inside a lot anyways. I still found space in central positions in the second half and it was great to score in front of the fans.

"The support was incredible and it hope it continues as they really pushed us on in the second half. It is a shame we didn't go on and win the game but we will learn from that." 

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