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'We are very proud of our players'

26 October 2013

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley hailed the 1-0 win at Walsall as City rise to 13th....

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley hailed the Sky Blues' win at Walsall as a 'brilliant away performance.'

City sealed an unbeaten October in League One with a resiliant performance at the Bescot Stadium with Franck Moussa's second-half goal seperating the two sides.

From a Carl Baker corner, Jordan Clarke's header was well saved but the Belgian midfielder was there to tap home to grab City's third away win of the season. 

Pressley was proud of his side's defensive showing and their work-rate after the 1-0 win.

The City boss said: "I am incredibly proud to be their manager today. They were brilliant throughout the game at both ends of the pitch.

"We deserved the win. The way we pressed the ball was fantastic as it really restricted them in the forward areas. The work-rate was top draw. 

"It was an brilliant away performance. There were so many good individual performances and to see our defence keep a clean sheet was terrific.

"They deserve an enormous amount of credit for the work they are putting in. It was great moment at the end of the game when the fans acknowledged the performance."

City have now recorded wins over Stevenage, Sheffield United, Leyton Orient and Walsall during October, a run which sees City up to 13th in the table.

He added: "I thought the way Leon Clarke worked today was brilliant. For the last 20 minutes of the game, he wasn't working to get a goal. He was doing it for the team.

"He never stopped and made sure he got his body in the way. Jordan Clarke had another terrific performance and we are very proud of the season he is having.

"I think he is a better centre-back than a full-back. He keeps finding another level in every game and the standards he has set himself are brilliant.

"I have singled a few players out there, but in reality, all of them are putting in an incredible effort, an effort which is putting a lot of pride into this football club."

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