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'League One comparable to Scottish Prem'

18 October 2013

City boss Steven Pressley also sees Wolves as major title contenders in League One this season...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes League One sides could compete in the Scottish Premiership.

The former Falkirk manager joined the club in March and has seen City start the 2013/14 League One season brilliantly on the back of his first pre-season with the squad. 

The Sky Blues currently sit in 16th position in the table, despite a 10-point deduction before the start of the season, and travel to the Molineux this weekend looking to continue their impressive form.

Pressley, who won three SPL titles during spells with Rangers and Celtic, is left in no doubt that the standard in League One would fit in at the top level of Scottish football.

The City boss said: "Without a shadow of doubt, League One would fit in at the first tier of Scottish football.

"It is a good standard in League One. There are some very good players in this league and that is what makes it competitive.

"There is a big difference between the Scottish game and the English game. There are a lot of good technical players in Scotland who are good on the ball and can play.

"But, it is the physicality and the athleticism of the players down here which is the biggest difference. The power and speed of the players down here is greater than it is in Scotland.

"That is a big difference because in terms of technical attributes, there are some excellent players in Scotland, like the Scottish players who are currently playing in the Championship or the Premier League.

"Scotland doesn't produce the athletes you find down here. Everyone seems to think the Scottish game is physical and tough, but it is much more so in the English game."

Wolves currently sit 3rd in the League One table having suffered successive relegations from the Premier League to League One.

Kenny Jackett left Championship side Millwall in the summer to take over at the Molineux helm and his side have stopped the two-year slide with an impressive start to life in League one.

Pressley added: "There are one of the favourites for promotion from the division. They are a big club who have plenty of options in a large squad.

"They have players in their side who can win a match for you or change a game coming off the bench. 

"Despite the squad they have, it can often be quite difficult to come down a division and start well, something this club showed last season.

"There is a huge degree of expectation on Wolves and they have handled it well so far. We have to go there and put them under pressure."


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