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'We're still in the relegation zone'

13 September 2013

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has reiterated that the immediate aim has to be to get out of the relegation zone...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has reiterated that the immediate aim has to be to get out of the League One relegation zone ahead of the Gillingham match.

Having gone five games unbeaten in the League since the opening day 3-2 loss at Crawley Town, the current form has raised hopes among the City faithful of a possible play-off push.

Also, the Sky Blues are currently unbeaten at Sixfields having cruised to a 2-0 win against Colchester United last Sunday, with the League's top-scorer Callum Wilson bagging a brace.

Despite the good form, Pressley wants to make sure his side are fully focused and complacency doesn't come in amongst the squad.

The City boss said: "Every week, every training session, we always want more. It is important to always looks for improvements as that will keep the standards high throughout the season.

"I know a lot of people said it was an exceptional performance last week but we can't rest on that and keep looking to improve those small details.

"It is a different type of challenge against Gillingham as they are a different team from Colchester, and they play in a much different style.

"They are a lot more direct and they have physical strikers who will test us in a different way, and we have to be prepared for that.

"We must make sure we focus on improving and not let the good results we have had so far, go to our head."

Gillingham have had a difficult start to the season, having failed to win any of their matches so far, and City could move above the Gills with a win on Sunday.

Coventry may have moved off the bottom of the table, but Pressley says his side have to focus on getting out of the relegation zone.

He added: "I know it is a well used saying in football, but we really can't afford to let complacency creep in. We have done nothing yet.

"You look at the table and we are still in the relegation zone. We need to change that and that has to be our main focus going forward, at least in the short term.

"Complacency will always be our biggest enemy. We have a group of players here who are hungry for success and are confident in every game.

"But there is such a fine line between confidence and complacency, so we have to keep our focus right going into every game."


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