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'Away support will play a part'

17 October 2013

Steven Pressley has backed his young team to get a result at the Molineux against Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has urged his side to believe they can get a result against Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend.

The Sky Blues travel to the Molineux to face a Wolves side which has suffered successive relegations from the Premier League to League One.

Former Millwall manager Kenny Jackett took charge of the Black Country side at the start of the season and they have adjusted to life in League One very well, currently sitting 3rd in the table.

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With international players such as Kevin Doyle and Leigh Griffiths in their side, Jackett's side are expected to bounce back to the Championship.

However, the Sky Blues go into the game having recorded a 3-2 win over Sheffield United last Sunday and Pressley wants his young side to believe.

The City boss said: "It is a special game and it is a game we are very much looking forward to. It is a great game to have on the back of Sunday's result.

"It was great exposure for the players and there was real excitement about the match from the squad. On the back of a televised game, if you play a game which is less intense, maybe in a smaller stadium, then the motivation can be even harder to find.

"But, to go to Wolves, we should be fully motivated once again. The biggest thing, for ourselves, is going there and believing we can win. Not hoping, believing.

"When I was playing in a young side myself, we would go the big places in hope but as we started getting results, we would travel in hope, if not expectation and that's what I want to see from the side."

The Sky Blues currently sit in 16th position in the League One table despite receiving a 10-point deduction before the start of the 2013/14 season.

City have already beat Bristol City in an entertaining 5-4 win who were also relegated from the Championship last season.

With another huge Sky Blue Army set to travel to Wolverhampton on Saturday, Pressley wants his players to remain focused on the task ahead.

He added: "It is the type of game as a player you want to be involved in. It will be a great atmosphere and once again, we are bringing a fantastic away support which will mean a lot to the players.

"I'm sure they will get behind the team throughout the game but the players can't afford to get carried away by it all. Need to remain focused on the task ahead.

"We have a young side but they are growing in terms of experience after each game they play. We have played brilliantly already this season against some really strong sides.

"It will be a tough test but I think the players are in the right frame of mind to go there and get a result."


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