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"The recruitment side of the football club is something we've got to improve going forward" - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

25 April 2014

The City boss has also revealed the planning process for next season started 'sometime ago'....

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley wants to see an improvement in the recruitment process at the club as the Sky Blues head into their penultimate game of the season.

City welcome League One champions Wolverhampton Wanderers to Sixfields tomorrow looking to secure their status in the third tier of English football.

The Sky Blues are four points off the drop-zone with just two games remaining and a win against the Champions will guarantee City's League One status for next season.

Having seen his side recover from the ten-point deduction to get into the top-half of the table earlier in the season, Pressley hopes to improve the depth of the squad next season.

The City boss said: "This season has definitely been a season of two halves. We've had to endure a lot this season so to stay in the division having had the ten-point deduction would be an achievement. 

"We were really reliant on 11 or 12 players through the first four or five months of the season. We've suffered on the back of that in the second half of the season because we didn't have a great enough depth to the squad.

"We've found ourselves scrambling around to get the personnel in the building. The recruitment is one side of the football club we've got to improve on going forward.

"But if you look at it as a whole, the work we've put in place this season will give us a really good platform to move the club forward in the future."

The Sky Blues face a trip to Sheffield United on the final day of the 2013/14 season before the focus becomes the 2014/15 League One season.

The City boss has revealed he is already planning for the summer and has already looked at potential targets he wants to bring in.

He added: "We've got to plan and we're already looking forward to the future. Obviously, you've got to think of several scenarios as well.

"We've been looking towards next season for sometime now but we will continue to do that to ensure we build on what we've done this year.

"We've got to take care of our business this weekend and hopefully ensure our safety so then we can fully focus on planning for next season.

"It is important we get things right in the summer so we can continue to drive this club on and gain success on the pitch."


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