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"I think our supporters are disappointed with the manner Leon Clarke left the club and the timing of it." - Coventry City's Steven Pressley

24 April 2014

The City boss also believes the Sky Blues can get the result they need against Wolverhampton Wanderers...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes the City support won't give former striker Leon Clarke a good reception when he returns to Sixfields with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

The former City striker Clarke moved to League One champions Wolverhampton Wanderers in the January transfer window having scored 18 goals for City in all competitions this season.

The striker is set to return to Sixfields with the newly-crowned League One champions Wolves after they recorded a 3-1 win over Leyton Orient on Monday.

As he continues to prepare the City squad for Saturday's game, the City boss says Clarke will be threat against his former club.

Pressley said: "I don't know whether they will play Leon as he hasn't been playing recently but he is a player we very much admire.

"He was a terrific player so if he does play, we will know all about his strengths and the qualities he has. It doesn't come into our thoughts in terms of giving us an added incentive as this is a game the players won't struggle to get motivated for.

"Our incentive going into the game must be to win and ensure our League One status. That will be our sole motivation going into the game.

"I don't think he will get a very good reception. We all appreciate what he did for the club but I think our supporters are disappointed with the manner he left the club and the timing of it."

The Sky Blues go into the game looking to secure the points which will guarantee their safety in League One next season having secured a valuable point at Oldham on Monday.

The Black Country side will be looking to break the 100-point barrier at Sixfields on Saturday having already won the league and Pressley is under no illusions how difficult the game will be.

He added: "You don't win the league the way they have without having very good players. They're strong across the park and when you invest the levels of money they have, you can expect success.

"They score a lot of goals but they've got a brilliant defensive record as well so we know that this is going to be a tough game for us.

"In the fixture earlier on in the season, we played really well at Wolves and got a valuable point despite the injury problems we had at the time.

"Overall, they have proved to be the best side in the division but we've got nothing to fear going into the game because we know how good we can be at our best."
 

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