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'Stay unbeaten until the end' - Murphy

1 April 2014

Sky Blues goalkeeper reveals what challenge manager Steven Pressley has set for his side

Coventry City goalkeeper Joe Murphy says boss Steven Pressley has challenged his side to stay unbeaten for the rest of the season.

Murphy made some crucial saves as the Sky Blues played out a goalless stalemate with Bradford City at Sixfields on Tuesday night and the shotstopper said Pressley wants his players to ensure the season does not whither away as it approaches its conclusion.

"The gaffer said before the game that he wants us to try and stay unbeaten for the rest of the season and don't let it whither away so we can see where we can finish," Murphy said.

"To be honest the game felt a bit like an end of season game because both ourselves and Bradford are mid-table but it's still really important that we keep picking up points because we've lifted ourselves away from the relegation spots and we don't want to get sucked back into it."

Speaking about the rearguard's role in picking up the point against the Bantams, Murphy added that anoter clean sheet would give City confidence going into Saturday's home clash with MK Dons.

"I didn't think the game was much of a spectacle to be honest but the last two or three games have been the same and we've got results.

"It's another clean sheet which is nice for the defenders and myself and that's seven points out of the last nine now which is a good return from the last week.

"We defended the set pieces really well and, yes, Bradford may have had the best of it but defensively we've been resolute.

"I'm also there to make saves which I have done but really for me I'd rather be a spectator watching the lads play great football like I was at the start but it's a long, hard season, the lads are getting a bit leggy and tiredness starts to creep in so picking up points like we have been doing is the main thing."


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