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'We could have scored more' - Pressley

17 August 2013

City boss says only disappointment in 4-0 win over Carlisle was that his side cou;d have scored more

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said the only disappointing part of his side's 4-0 away win over Carlisle United at Brunton Park was that they deserved more goals.

City played out a dream first 45 minutes that saw Leon Clarke, Franck Moussa and Billy Daniels get on the scoresheet on top of a penalty save from Joe Murphy with Clarke grabbing a second five minutes after the hour to wrap up the scoring.

The win brings the Sky Blues to within four points of cancelling out their pre-season 10-point deduction and Pressley said he was excited because he still thinks his side can do better.

"I was absolutely delighted with the players and the way they are going about things at the moment, their energy, the speed of our counter attacks and the way they pressed," he said.

"The hard work they have been putting in is evident in our performances at the moment and to be honest the only disappointing thing about today is that we could have scored more.

"It's also easy to overlook Joe Murphy's penalty save when we were 2-0 up as well but that save was absolutely huge for us. It was massive because it helped us to go on and get the other goals as well as keeping a clean sheet which was just as important.

"I also thought that our midfield and full-backs were magnificent again today but I'm still saying that we must not get away with this start because there is more to come from us, I know there is.

"I thought we were good today but I know we can be better and that is exactly what excites me. We were a wee bit nervous early on in the second half but we gradually got a grip of the game again and I thought we saw the game out really well."

Pressley also spared a moment to comment on the performance of striker Callum Wilson who did not add to his three-goal tally so far this season but provided an assist for fellow Academy graduate Billy Daniels and proved a constant thorn in the side of the Carlisle back four.

"Callum must realise bhow good he is. He is an absolute handful and he caused Carlisle problems all afternoon. I was desperate for him to score just before he came off because his performance definitely meritted it.

"It's really encouraging though to see how the goals have been spread so far because we look like a team that has goals in us all over the pitch so that, along with the clean sheet, were the most pleasing factors for me."


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