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'Battle between Wilson and Assombalonga'

11 April 2014

City manager Steven Pressley also believes it should be an exciting game between the two sides...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes the duel between City striker Callum Wilson and Posh forward Britt Assombalonga adds 'an extra spice' to tomorrow's clash at London Road.

Academy graduate Wilson has been in fine form this season, scoring 21 goals in League One, including seven goals in the last eight games since returning from a shoulder injury.

Assombalonga has also been in fine form this season since his big money move from Championship side Watford in the summer and has also notched 21 league goals, drawing him level at the top of the scoring charts with Wilson. 


The City manager has praised the impact the City striker has had since coming back from injury and believes he'll be eager to better Assombalonga's tally.

Pressley said: "It definitely brings an extra added spice to the occasion. We were there at their game in midweek and Britt missed a penalty so Callum might be lucky to be level with him.

"Callum has been brilliant since he came back from injury. He didn't look at his best against MK Dons but the level of recovery we've seen from him has been incredible. 

"We'll all hoping Callum will lead the scoring charts at the end of the season because he deserves it. He had a long time out and if he doesn't have that time out, I'm sure he'd quite possibly be ahead in the charts.

"Britt is very talented player. He has a lot of pace and finishing his definitely improved throughout the season. He is very similar to Callum so it will be a battle between them."

Peterborough are currently in 6th position in the League One with a six-point gap between the Posh and 7th place MK Dons.

Having watched their 2-0 win over Gillingham in midweek, Pressley believes Darren Ferguson's side has many threats.

He added: "We were there to watch them and they do like to get forward. They pinned Gillingham back at times and the match was very comfortable for them.

"They have done very well this season and really, the pitch at London Road has probably hindered them slightly. They like to play it around and it was often difficult for them to do that.

"It should be a good game because without the ten point deduction, this is a game between two teams chasing for the play-offs.

"The game we played against each other at Sixfields earlier in the season was an eventful match but we got the result. We'll be looking for the game tomorrow."


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