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'Today was a pivotal moment for us'

5 October 2013

City boss says manner of win over Stevenage carries a lot of weight for his side

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley has labelled the Sky Blues' 1-0 away win over Stevenage as a 'pivotal moment' in his side's campaign.

Leon Clarke netted the only goal of the tie in the first half to lift the Sky Blues up to 18th in the table and bring a run of back-to-back defeats to an end.

The goal was Clarke's sixth of the 2013/14 season and helped City to what Pressley called an exceptional result.

"Today was brilliant in terms of our performance and I'm really proud of my players," Pressley said.

"This is a pivotal moment for us because it shows that we can win these kinds of games. It came down to our pressure game because everything good came from when we pushed our lines well and pressed the ball and then a great finish from Leon has helped us get the win.

"I want us to be an exciting team and to be honest I thought we played some terrific football at times. We haven't proved that yet but to win a game 1-0 is a big moment for us and one I thought we deserved because Stevenage didn't look like scoring in my opinion."

The City boss continued to laud his players following the win which gives them an undoubted boost ahead of their JPT away trip to Leyton Orient on Tuesday night.

"It was a really mature performance from a  brilliant group of players who could not be working any harder at this moment in time.

"Leon Clarke's work ethic was magnificent and I thought Andy Webster had his best game yet for us. Infact both himself and Jordan Clarke did superbly at the back and defended the bread and butter football exceptionally well.

"We needed to get our identity back after the last couple of results and I think we did that."


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