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'Play-offs are still within reach'

24 March 2013

Franck Moussa urges his teammates to stay positive after Pompey defeat...

Coventry City midfielder Franck Moussa has urged his teammates to stay positive despite the 2-0 defeat at Portsmouth. 

Jed Wallace and Patrick Agyemang scored either side of the break for Pompey as City suffered just their second away defeat in 14 league games.

City dropped to 10th position in League One with the defeat, but still remain just four points off the play-offs with just six games remaining.

Moussa believes the play-off race is definitely not over and wants to see the City squad remain positive in the final six games of the season.

The City midfielder said: "As long as there is a chance to make the play-offs, I have always thought we should remain positive and keep going.

"There is a lot of quality in the squad and we need to make sure we are performing to the highest level in every game.

"It is a bit of a set-back to lose against Portsmouth but we have to pick ourselves up and go again. Hopefully the manager will be able to pick us up and give us the right encouragement to succeed.

"We have shown in recent games how well we can play and those are the standards we need to be getting each game."

Moussa has started every game under new manager Steven Pressley and he is enjoying an extended run in the side.

He added: "I am always pleased to get out on the pitch and play well for the team. Obviously, it wasn't the best performance but I always enjoy minutes on the pitch.

"It is down to me to keep my place in the team so I hope I can play again next week and continue to prove my worth to the team.

"We started well against Portsmouth but we didn't take advantage of that good start so it is frustrating to come away with nothing."

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