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'I will only bring in the right players'

11 July 2013

City boss Steven Pressley admitted he has made plans for when the transfer embargo is lifted...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has reiterated he will only 'sign the right type of player' and not rush into the market once the transfer embargo is lifted.

The City boss is currently preparing his squad for their first pre-season test against Blue Square Premier side Nuneaton Town at Liberty Way this Saturday.

The squad are going through their second week of pre-season training to prepare for the 2013/14 League One season which starts at Crawley Town on August 3rd.

Despite the club currently under a transfer embargo, Pressley admitted he has made plans to get players into the club, but only if they are the right type of player.

The Scot said: "I remain hugely optimistic about the season ahead having seen the committment and desire from the players' level of fitness this pre-season.

"I am aware we are thin on the ground and there is no doubt that we need to bring players into the club, and we have made plans for that.

"I will only bring in the correct professionals though. It is about bringing in the right personnal who will enhance the squad and add to what we deliver on the pitch.

"It is no secret we have got a reduced budget this season but that doesn't, and won't, mean the team can't make the supporters proud of what they see from Coventry City."

With a strong core of local and Academy players in the side, Pressley believes the 'unity' that brings is invaluable. 

He continued: "I will still expect high standards and the players know that. I have been really encouraged by the standards the players have shown so far.

"The fitness levels are far ahead of what I would expect for this stage of pre-season and that is exactly what you ask for from your squad.

"We have a lot of young players and we do need to bring in some experienced professionals to complement that. 

"However, when you bring players in through the Academy, the unity that brings is something money can't buy. There will be no excuses from us and fans should expect us to deliver a very high standard."

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