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'Confidence despite defeat' - Pressley

12 April 2014

Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley said he was pleased with aspects of his side's performance in narrow away defeat to Peterborough United

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said he was pleased with much of his side's performance despite going down 1-0 to Peterborough United at London Road.

Kgosi Ntlhe scored the only goal of the game with a 5th minute header although it was the Sky Blues that dominated the second half and went inches away from an equaliser on a number of occasions.

Pressley said: "I'm struggling to find out how we didn't get something from that game gto be honest. The opening 20 minutes were disappointing for us but today there was a real transformation in the energy of the team. We pressed in the normal manner and then we got control of the game.

"We were a dominant force in the second half, we penned them in and throughout the game we had three or four unbelievable chances to a goal and unfortunately we didn't do so. Our quality sometimes let us down as did our final ball but the overall disappointment comes from the fact we played so well for 70 minutes and it's the opening 20 minutes that cost us.

"With the exception of the goal, Joe Murphy had one save to make in the second half and to deny such an attack-minded side so many opportunities tells you the type of dominance we had and I was really pleased with some of the aspects of our play. We've conceded from a cornwer kick though, from one player not taking the responsibility of picking up his man at the appropriate time and that has no doubt cost us the game."


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