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'Can't wait to see our away support'

19 September 2013

With over 2700 away tickets sold, Steven Pressley is looking forward to seeing the large travelling support...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley can't wait to see the large travelling support at Vale Park as City take on Port Vale this weekend.

As it stands, over 2700 tickets have been sold in the away end so far, but that is expected to rise before the game.

The Sky Blues will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run to seven matches, having won four of them, and continue to move up the League One table.

Having seen the large away support at Shrewsbury, Pressley believes the club's away support shows the 'huge potential' at the club.

The City boss said: "The support is terrific. It shows the huge potential this football club has because those fans are there and always will be.

"I go on about stats quite a lot but I think the supporters of this team want to see their side play in a certain way, in the right way.

"If we do that, they will come out in numbers. They have really got behind the team at every game this season and we will need it again at Vale Park.

"I think the supporters also like the fact we are bringing through young and local talent. The side has a local identity which provides a connection between your players and your supporters."

The Sky Blues had worked tirelessly on their fitness levels throughout pre-season and it seems to be paying off with late goals against Bristol City, Preston North End and Gillingham.

Pressley believes his side is one of the fittest in League One, and says the passing and shooting stats proves it.

He added: "We have got a fitness programme which the players follow throughout the season and it is aimed at making sure the players don't just stay fit, but actually get fitter.

"I think the proof of that is the amount of times we get forward during a game as there aren't many sides which could match us for the amount of shots we have during a game.

"We have also scored a lot of late goals this season which shows we are longer into games whilst the opposition might be fading away.

"If you score late goals, it often means your team has a great mentality and a strong level of fitness."

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