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'Support deserved the win' - Pressley

30 November 2013

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley has praised his side after coming back from behind to win 3-1 at MK Dons...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised a 'phenomenal second-half performance' after the 3-1 win at MK Dons.

The home side took the lead in the last minute of the first-half as Shaun Williams netted a penalty after Ben Reeves was bundled over just inside the area.

The Sky Blues attacked the second-half and got level thanks to a deflected shot from debutant Chris Dagnall in the 66th minute. 

Chris Maguire came on to replace Carl Baker and he had an incredible impact on his first appearance for the club as he rifled home two superb free kicks in the last five minutes to lift City back into the top half of the table.

The City boss was delighted with his side's response to a poor first-half showing.

Pressley said: "In terms of our defensive game, we were doing well in the first half but our possession game wasn't up to the standards I'd like to see.

"But I thought our second-half performance was terrific. We went at them and attacked with purpose. Our energy and intensity was incredible.

"I was really proud of them because that is the Coventry City we've come to expect. That is the team which everybody is talking about. 

"They were obviously so desperate to give the supporters the success their support deserved. I can't tell you how much I want to bring this club back to where it belongs because of that support." 

The City faithful traveled to Milton Keynes in incredible numbers as 6,781 fans witnessed the win over MK Dons. 

Pressley has praised the support and said the Sky Blue Army played a part in getting the three points today.

He added: "The atmosphere they created was terrific and I think it was a big factor in making sure the side got the three points today. 

"I think we really took the shackles off in the second-half. There were areas we didn't get into during the first half but we made sure we exploited them in the second half.

"To come back like we have today on the back of the two results we have had shows the character in this group."


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