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'It will be like a Cup final' - Pressley

29 November 2013

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley is backing his side to get the result the support deserves...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley knows the 7000 City faithful travelling to Milton Keynes tomorrow, will create a 'special atmosphere'.

The Sky Blues boss has bolstered his squad ahead of the trip to stadium:MK with three loan signings to add depth to the squad over the Christmas period.

Barnsley striker Chris Dagnall, Sheffield Wednesday winger Chris Maguire and Yeovil Town defender Dan Seaborne all joined on one-month loan deals and are all in contention for the game against the Dons.


Notably excited by the occasion, Pressley is hoping his team can get 'the result the support deserves.'

The City boss said: "It is going to be wonderful. I have said it before, but when you have the type of travelling support we have, it brings a real intensity to every occasion.

"It will feel like a cup final. I am sure the players will respond to it in the right way and it will give them a huge lift as you rarely see that many people travel.

"I think the fans have recognised the efforts of the group so far this season and of course, we want to keep it going. The last two results were disappointing so maybe this volume of support has come at the right time.

"They have a part to play and I am sure they will stick with the team throughout the game, like they have done on so many occasions already this season."

The Sky Blues have only suffered two defeats on the road this season and have recorded impressive victories at Walsall, Stevenage and Carlisle.

City recorded a memorable 3-2 victory at stadium:MK last season but Pressley knows it will be a tough encounter.

He added: "They are going through a tough patch at the moment but that it something all clubs go through at some point, such is the quality and competition in the league.

"MK Dons have a very distinct style of play which their manager Karl Robinson has done really well to develop. It has been consistent throughout the time he has been there and that is why he is one of the longest-serving managers in the league at the moment.

"They like to push their team forward and have scored plenty of goals this season as a result of that attacking mentality.

"We will need to be at our best and keep pushing new standards."


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