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'Wilson to return for Posh' - Pressley

24 December 2013

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley has confirmed Callum Wilson should return to the side for the Boxing Day match...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley expects to have striker Callum Wilson back for the Boxing Day clash with Peterborough.

The Sky Blues welcome the Posh to Sixfields on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Swindon Town at the County Ground.

Wilson, who has scored 14 goals for City this season, picked up a groin injury in the 2-1 FA Cup win over Hartlepool United which meant he missed the Robins defeat.

The City boss believes the Coventry-born striker will return to the side against the Posh and hopes he will show the form he has enjoyed this season. 

Pressley said: "He should be available for selection. I just felt the weekend came too soon for him so in those situations, it is better not to take any risks.

"If he had played and took another knock, we might not have seen him again for a very long time so in those situations, it is important you look at the bigger picture.

"He'll come back into the side as he has been exceptional this season and definitely adds something to the side when he is in it.

"I thought (Chris) Dagnall was very good at the weekend but Callum (Wilson) gives us something no other player in the football club can give us."

The Posh are unbeaten in the last three matches, including a 2-1 win over Bradford City at the weekend, despite falling to five straight defeats prior to that.

Darren Ferguson's side are currently fifth in the League One table and Pressley is expecting a tough contest.

He added: "They are a very good side and they have still got the vast majority of the side which played for them in the Championship last season.

"They are currently in the play-off places and will probably be in the promotion picture at the end of the season.

"It is going to make for a very difficult game but I think if we can play to those levels and play the way we have in recent weeks, then we have nobody to fear."


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