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'The players are a credit to the club'

29 March 2013

Steven Pressley believes there is more to come from the players after the 1-0 win over Rovers...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley was delighted with the 1-0 win over Doncaster, but promised 'there is more to come.'

The Sky Blues recorded back-to-back home wins as Cyrus Christie's first half strike sealed the three points for City. 

Doncaster had only lost once in nine games coming into the game and Pressley was delighted with the manner of the win over the league-leaders.

The City boss said: "It was a fantastic performance and I thought the first 45 minutes of football was the best I've seen from the side.

"We had to bring some players into the side today because of injuries but they all stepped up to the mark so it is difficult to pick one particular performance out. 

"The bottom line is we are a football club and often when a club go through periods with off-field issues, the football can get overlooked.

"But I think the players deserve special praise today because they were able to put the points deduction behind them and produce a fantastic home display.

"Many of the players have played over 39 games this season so to get the deduction was a hammer-blow but their reaction was first-rate.

"They are a real credit to this football club and deserve a lot of praise today."

Adam Barton and Callum Ball returned to the side with Gary McSheffrey and Cody McDonald dropping to the bench.

Pressley praised the impact of the players coming into the side and said the future on the pitch 'excites' him.

He continued: "It showed we have a real squad here. There are some fantastic individuals but the way we came together as a team was brilliant.

"We have many young, talented players and that is why the future excites me at this football club. I believe there is much more to come from this group.

"There was some wonderful performances and a special mention has to go to Carl Baker who was having surgery last week but was at his best today.

"Adam Barton came in. We have worked on our shape and I think him and John Fleck combined brilliantly at times which was really pleasing to see come together."

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