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'Performance merited more' - Pressley

29 December 2013

City boss frustrated and disappointed for his players following the 1-1 home draw with Oldham to see out 2013

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said he was disappointed not to get the win that his side's performance merited in their 1-1 draw at home to Oldham Athletic.

Jonson Clarke-Harris put the Latics ahead on the stroke of half time but Carl Baker's overhead kick levelled the score for the Sky Blues as the picked up a point to cap off the 2013 leg of their League One campaign.

Pressley said: "I'm disappointed we didn't get all the three points because our performance merited that.

"When you perform like we did today you need to score more than one goal and we've got to keep a clean sheet today. Oldham are a very well organised side and we can't concede the goal that we did just before half time.

"Like Peterborough it was a goal from a set play and we talk about responsibility and not letting your man score but what also came out of today was that we were still that goal down with 25 minutes to play and we kept practising what we keep preaching.

"We kept pressuring the game, pressing the ball, playing and passing with speed and it resulted in us getting the goal we deserved.

"One thing I will say about my players is that you can watch us every week and there's hardly a game where I can critcise my players. I'm just disappointed for them that we didn't get all the points out performance deserved."

Pressley also mentioned the decision for goalkeeper Mark Oxley to be shown a yellow  card rather than a red after he brought down striker Callum Wilson in the first half.

"It's a sending off. Callum had breached their back line, he pushes it past the 'keeper who has then denied a goalscoring opportunity," he said."

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