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'Great advert for the division'

31 August 2013

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised the 'committment and attitude' of his players following the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town....

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised the 'committment and attitude' of his players following the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town.

Backed by 1,574 City fans at the Greenhous Meadow, the Sky Blues went into an early lead when Callum Wilson rounded the keeper to score his sixth goal of the season.

Leon Clarke and Franck Moussa both had good chances within the first 45 minutes but three minutes into the second half, Tom Bradshaw tucked home to level for the Shrews.

In an entertaining draw, City had chances in the final 10 minutes of the game with substitute Billy Daniels going close with a curling effort saved late on.

Pressley was disappointed not to come away with all three points but praised the attitude of his players throughout the game.

He said: "We went ahead early on and it looked like we might go to score a few more in the first half. We had chances throughout the game and we will be disappointed not to have scored a few more.

"But the attitude is outstanding at this moment of time. The effort we see from all of the players is extremely pleasing to watch and our pressing game continues to progress.

"Even in the second half when they came out and played very well, we still kept looking for a winner and to take the game to them.

"The commitment right until the final whistle was brilliant to see and we will take the positives out of the game and move forward."

The result stretches City's unbeaten run to four matches in the League having only lost one game on the opening day of the season against Crawley Town.

Pressley continued: "I thought the game was a great advert for the division and the amount of chances created by both teams means it was great to watch.

"The fans turned out in force and their backing was brilliant today. Hopefully they have gone home happy with what they have seen even though we didn't quite get the win.

"If we continue to make chances throughout the season, we will score more goals in matches. We have got so many threats across the park and the dressing room is full of players who want to score.

"Callum (Wilson) took his goal really well and he looked to see if he was top scorer in the league because he is just hungry to add to his tally."

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