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'The players have been incredible'

15 September 2013

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley was delighted to see his side get out of the League One relegation zone...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley was delighted to see his side get out of the League One relegation zone after the 2-1 win over Gillingham. 

City were made to work hard for the three points by a determined Gillingham side who are yet to record a win so far this season.

Leon Clarke put City ahead within the first minute of the game but former City striker Cody McDonald netted from close range to pull the Gills level inside the first 10 minutes.

The Sky Blues never stopped working as their opponents tired and found the winning goal in the final 10 minutes with Franck Moussa getting his fourth of the season.

Pressley was delighted to see his side battle for all three points and has praised his side's resolve.

The City boss said: "It is a terrific result for us as that was always going to be a really difficult test and they were extremely difficult to break down.

"The players kept going throughout the game and we kept our shape brilliantly. They made us work really hard for it but our resolve was brilliant as they kept confident that they could find a way through.

"I think what we saw with Gillingham is we are a victim of our own success. They came here and gave us a lot of respect, making it very difficult for us.

"I like the way we didn't allow them to counter and kept our defensive shape. We need to make sure we keep working hard and keep these performances up."

With the win, City are now out of the League One relegation zone despite the ten point deduction before the start of the season.

He continued: "It is great to see us get out of the relegation zone and for us to do it so quickly is an incredible achievement.

"We need to make sure we keep our focus now and look at getting up the League One table. It has been a great start but we need to keep the pressure on ourselves.

"I don't think anyone expected that. Credit goes to Leon Clarke as well because he got a goal today after last week where he missed a few chances.

"He made sure he was in the right position and has worked tirelessly this season to improve his game. He has been a great threat for us during this season, but like I have said before, we haven't done nothing yet."  


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