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'Too early for play-off talk' - Pressley

2 November 2013

City boss wants his side to remain focused on reproducing winning performances following dominant win over Notts County

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley says any talk of play-off aspirations are far too early despite the Sky Blues lifting themselves into the top half of the League One table with a 3-0 win over Notts County at Sixfields.

A second half brace from Leon Clarke and another from Callum Wilson maintained City's impressive form at Sixfields and brought City to within three points of the top six.

Pressley said though that play-offs are far from his thinking and he just wants his side to concentrate on continuing to produce winning performances.

"I want us to remain balanced in our thinking. It's important we keep doing what we're doing and improve on that because we're still only 15 games into a 46-game season," he said.

"If we're still in the same position after 35 games we can look at it and I know people want to talk about it now but I genuinely mean it when I say that it's far too early for that kind of talk."

The City boss spoke more freely about the performance of his side who notched up their fifth win from six league games.

"It was a really professional performance from us in difficult conditions which made life very hard for us," Pressley added.

"We were really aggresive in our pressing game which what produced the opportunity for our second goal but the clean sheet was equally pleasing because we've worked just as hard to stop coceding goals at the other end."

Pressley also joked that he was trying to substitute midfielder John Fleck before referee Lee Collins had a chance to show him a yellow card which now rules him our for City's next game.

"We were trying to get Flecky off quickly but obviously we didn't. We have a terrific midfield player in Adam Barton though, he's been extremely patient and now will be his opportunity to make an impact."


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