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'Trialist has impressed me' - Pressley

6 September 2013

Steven Pressley shares his thoughts on Colchester United and a trialist currently at the club...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has been impressed by a young central defender who is currently on trial with the club.

The centre-back featured for the Sky Blues in the Under-21s fixture against Barnsley where City secured a late 2-2 draw at the Sperrin Brewery Stadium, the home of Nuneaton Town.

With the likes of Chris Dunn, William Edjenguele, Kevin Malaga, Gary McSheffrey and Steven Jennings all leaving the club recently, the City boss now has space to bring players into his squad.

Pressley admitted he is not currently in negotiations to bring anyone into the club and the other Brazilian trialist has left the club following an unsuccessful trial.

The City boss said: "I spoke to the Brazilian striker just after the Under-21s match and he was a good player but not what I am looking to bring into the club at this time.

"We have a young centre-back here on trial at the moment and we have been very impressed by him so far. I think it is important we don't just recruit at the top end, but also starting building beneath that as well.

"We are looking to improve on all areas at the moment and as I have said, he is a young centre-back that has certainly impressed.

"I am currently in discussions with nobody in regards to bring them into the club. The centre-back is obviously one of interest but in terms of anybody else at the moment, definitely not."

Colchester United have only lost one league game so far this season, but did loose 4-1 against League Two side Dagenham and Redbridge in the Johnstone Paint Trophy in midweek.

Pressley has praised Joe Dunne's side for their style of play and believes it will be City's'toughest test yet'.

He added: "I have seen a lot of Colchester and I have been very impressed with what I have seen from them.

"They are difficult to beat but they like to pass it around and try and play the game in the right way. Looking at them, I think this will be our toughest test yet.

"They are a young and energetic side who have had a similar start to the season as ourselves. 

"The players have to be aware that if we don't reach the levels we are capable of, then we'll struggle."

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