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'Seven points from nine' - Pressley

1 April 2014

The City boss confirmed Callum Wilson, Dan Seaborne and Jordan Clarke could return to the squad for the weekend...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised his players after the 0-0 draw against Bradford City at Sixfields.

The Sky Blues, who were missing key players such as Jordan Clarke, Callum Wilson, Dan Seaborne and John Fleck, battled for point with the Bantams in a competitive game.

City have now claimed seven points out of a possible nine and conceded just one goal in the process. 

The Sky Blues are now nine points from the relegation zone and nine points from the play-offs, and Pressley has praised the efforts.

The City boss said: "I thought it was a terrific point for us. The team really had to work hard tonight and the praise has to go for the defence who kept that clean sheet.

"We've really tightened up at the back recently and if you told me before the three games we'd have seven points out of nine, I'd have taken it.

"All the players have left everything on the pitch and I was delighted to see the way Nathan Eccleston worked tonight.

"He worked really hard up front and put himself about which is exactly what I asked for."

Jack Finch, Louis Garner, and Ryan Haynes were all on the bench tonight, despite having to play in the 2-1 defeat in the Under-21s against Sheffield United yesterday.

The City boss has also praised Mark Marshall for his efforts and gave an update on absentees Callum Wilson and Dan Seaborne.

He added: "I was delighted with Mark Marshall. I thought he was outstanding tonight. His effort was fantastic to see and he had to come off with cramp which shows how much he put into it.

"It was a big performance for him tonight and has definitely made an impression. He only came off for cramp so he should be fine going forward.

"Callum Wilson had a slight hamstring problem but there seems to be no tear so we're going to monitor it but we're hopeful he should be fine.

"Dan Seaborne has a bruised bone and that is another one we're going to have a good look at.

"Jordan Clarke was ill tonight. Obviously, we're hoping a lot of these absentees will be back for the weekend's game."

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