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'We can beat anybody' - Pressley

27 September 2013

The City boss has also remarked on the level of investment Brentford have made in recent years....

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised his squad for 'giving everything to the club' ahead of the weekend's match against Brentford.

The Sky Blues go into the game looking to stretch their unbeaten run at Sixfields to five games having already recorded three wins over Bristol City, Colchester United and Gillingham.

Having lost just their first league game, since the opening day at Crawley, against Port Vale last weekend, City face the Bees who are currently placed in 10th position in the League One.

Uwe Rosler's side are targeting promotion to the Championship this season having lost to Yeovil in the play-off final last season and Pressley knows it will be a tough game.

The City boss said: "They are a really good side and I saw them play against Leyton Orient, and in many respects, they didn't deserve to lose the game.

"They narrowly missed out on promotion last season so the one thing about that side this season is that they will be determined to put that right.

"They haven't just retained the vast majority of that squad but they have also invested heavily in bringing in new players to strengthen their core even further.

"It is a big squad this season which means the depth they have to choose from really benefits their position. 

"Uwe Rosler is a very good manager as well which means they will certainly be looking to get promotion this season."

Clayton Donaldson has stayed at Griffin Park having caught the eye last season, scoring 24 goals in 46 appearances.

They have also added former Walsall striker Will Grigg, who starred for the Saddlers last season, which is an addition which Pressley believes shows their strength.

He added: "They have just forked out over £300,000 for a new striker (Will Grigg) so that shows the level of investment Brentford are making at the moment.

"They are serious players this year, no doubt about it. But, I believe the way we have gone about things this season shows we can get a result from anyone in the league.

"Our players have been giving everything to the club this season and I am really proud of that. We beat anybody and I'm sure our opposition knows that."  


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