Steven Pressley believes there can be a successful future for the club if it gets through the short-term...
Coventry City manager Steven Pressley hopes the club’s short-term difficulties will lead to a more successful future.
The Sky Blues have had a turbulent week with an agreement to play the final three home games of the season at the Ricoh Arena reached today (Thursday).
Pressley, who will take charge of his fifth City game when the Sky Blues line up against Doncaster Rovers on Good Friday, believes the current difficulties could pave the way for a successful future at Coventry City.
The City boss said: "We are delighted we will be playing the rest of this season's home games at the Ricoh Arena as it brings a degree of certainty to the players and the club.
"The important thing for me is getting through this short-term period as I believe there will be great stability for the football club when we come through it.
"I am really excited about that as when we get through this, we can then focus on building the club and returning it to a club everybody knows it should be.
"I wouldn't have come here if I didn't believe beyond this short-term period of instability, there would be long-term stability.
"There is a little bit of pain here at the moment where players, staff and the supporters are going through difficult moments but trust me, beyond this period, I believe there is a football club which can grow and that very much excites me as a manager."
Doncaster, who are currently five points clear at the top of the League One table, travel to the Ricoh Arena to face Coventry in a special 'Kids for a Quid' game.
The Sky Blues boss has praised the supporters as 'one of the shining lights this season' and fully expects them to get behind the players in the hugely important Good Friday game.
He added: "They have been terrific all season and really got behind the players when they needed it most this season.
"They have been one of the shining lights throughout the year despite the difficult times they have had to suffer with the club recently.
"The most important thing is that the club grows for the supporters and becomes successful for them. We are going through this difficult journey together which means when we find success, we will be together.
"The supporters are the lifeblood of this football club and beyond this short-term period, we will all go on this journey together.
"I have no doubt they will get behind the players because they know what a huge game this is."