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'Brilliant to be out of bottom four'

15 September 2013

But City midfielder Franck Moussa says the team will still strive to push on

Coventry City midfielder Franck Moussa said to be out of the bottom four was a brilliant feeling but it would not stop City from continuing to look forward.

Moussa netted an 82nd minute winner for the Sky Blues in their 2-1 home win over Gillingham after Leon Clarke's second minute opener was cancelled out by former strike partner Cody McDonald in the first half.

The win puts City on four points and lifts them out of the relegation zone just a week after another home win against Colchester saw them overturn their pre-season ten-point deduction.

Moussa said: "It's brilliant to be out of the bottom four but we need to keep looking forward and keep playing the way that we have been playing.

"The manager is always telling us that we haven't achieved anything yet and we know that so we need to keep playing the right way.

"We knew Gillingham were a tough side and they obviously had been paying attention to the way have been playing because they sat in blocks in the midfield to try and make it difficult for us to pass the ball.

"We still created chances though which was a real positive for us. We just had a more patient approach in the second half with our build up play and it was a great feeling to get the goal.

"It's a compliment that people notice the way we are playing as well because because they are always looking at ways to stop us."

Moussa also had kind words for first half goalscorer Leon Clarke who laid on the assist for Mousa's winner, and full-back Cyrus Christie who got an assist of his own for Clarke's early opener.

"Leon is really strong at the back post and I knew I would have a chance if I gambled on a second ball and I got a toe to it to grab the winner.

"I think it's important to mention people like Cyrus Christie who put in the ball for Leon's goal because the way he works in training, staying late and always working on his game, sets a great example to the younger players in the team and that's really important."

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