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'It has been great working for Pressley'

16 March 2013

Cody McDonald has praised the new City manager following his goal...

Coventry City striker Cody McDonald has praised City boss Steven Pressley following the 1-0 win over Hartlepool United.

The 26-year old made his second consecutive start and scored the only goal of the game as he dispossessed Hartlepool defender Peter Hartley before finishing in the bottom corner in the first half.

McDonald was delighted to net his first City goal since September 2012 and has nothing but praise for the new City manager.

The City forward said: "Obviously I am delighted to get a goal and I want to keep doing that for Coventry. When I went out on loan, I scored quite a few so hopefully I can bring that here.

"It has been brilliant under Steven Pressley so far. The lads are really enjoying it and I think you can see that out on the pitch.

"He wants us to work together and play as a unit. He has a great desire to win and that is what you want to see in a manager.

"That spirit definitely reflected on us today as we had to work hard to see it through and hopefully we can keep that winning feeling."

McDonald played the lone striker role up front as Pressley looks to replace injured striker Leon Clarke in the side.

The former Norwich striker admitted it isn't a role he is used to playing, but will do anything to get minutes on the pitch.

McDonald added: "It is a difficult role to play at times and you need to make sure you are working hard throughout the game.

"I am really enjoying my football at the minute. It is great I am getting a chance in the first team and even though we are playing in a system I don't usually play in, I am more than happy to do it.

"He has obviously shown a bit of faith in me to start me again today and that is great from my perspective.

"A run of games until the end of the season would be great for me but I know I need to keep delivering the goals.

"I want to start next week against Portsmouth and our away record has been brilliant so hopefully we can keep it going."

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