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Steven Pressley delighted with Mark Marshall performance ahead of reviewing budget for next season

26 April 2014

Sky Blues boss gives his verdict on the Sky Blues' final home game of the season and point against Wolves

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said he was delighted with the response from his players as they battled to a point in their final home game of the season against League One champions Wolves.

Dave Edwards glanced home an opener for the visitors with eight minutes to go but the Sky Blues got an equaliser two minutes later when Mark Marshall's delivery was diverted into the net by Danny Batth.

The point secures the Sky Blues' League One status for next season with a game to spare and Pressley said the hard work would now begin to ensure City grew stronger ahead of the next campaign.

"With that point we can look at the season as a whole and we can reflect and look at areas where we must improve and come back stronger for next season," he said.

"We've been looking like a stronger unit in recent weeks because we've adopted different shapes and approaches to achieve that but today we went back to our normal game, we pressed the game at the perfect times and we looked dangerous on the counter.

"Obviously to concede the goal in the manner that we did was a real hammer blow but I was delighted with the way we responded. I thought Nathan Delfouneso had his best game for us and I also thought that Mark Marshall was outstanding. He always looked a threat and I was really pleased for him."

Pressley also added that the work of how to distribute his budget for next season begins and wil start with conversations with development director Steve Waggott.

"The probability is we may be working with a slightly smaller budget next season. We knew that would be the case but what we have to do is look at that budget and find the best way to maximise our resources because obviously we want to improve.

"I will sit down with Steve Waggott and discuss ways of doing that because we absolutely have to make the most of our budget to make us stronger for next season."

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