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'We've still got work to do' - Pressley

4 April 2014

The City boss also believes a strong end to the season will lead to a positive summer...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes 'there is still work to do' ahead of tomorrow's match against MK Dons. 

Having picked up seven points from a possible nine in the last three matches, the Sky Blues are now nine points away from the League One drop-zone.

City recorded victories over Stevenage and at Crewe before picking up a valuable point at home to Bradford City.

Despite the nine-point gap from the relegation zone, Pressley believes the Sky Blues still need more points to assure themselves of League One safety.

The City boss said: "The six-year average for relegated sides in League One is 48 points but the way this season has gone, and the form some of the sides below us in the table have shown, I don't think that will be enough.

"I think we've still got a lot of work to do this season. We need to aim to pick up points in every game we play. 

"MK Dons will be a difficult test for us. They're currently looking to get into those play-offs so they will be highly motivated to win at the weekend.

"We need to represent ourselves in the right way. If we can stay unbeaten until the end of the season, that would be a great achievement for the players who have worked tirelessly this season."

The Sky Blues are set to have a huge say in the League One promotion race with games against Peterborough, Swindon, Wolves and Sheffield United coming up this month.

The City boss believes the end of the season run represents a brilliant chance to build momentum going into the summer and next season.

He added: "I think we have to concentrate on ourselves and focus on getting this club to safety.

"I've always said since the start of the season that if we were to stay up in this league, that it would be a massive achievement given what we've had to endure this year.

"The games also represent a great chance to press forward into the summer. We've got to play some big matches this month and it is a great chance to build confidence into the squad going into next season. 

"We've seen so much progression this season and if we can just keep going for the last four weeks of the season, we get end the season in a position with represents the hard work which everyone has put in this year."


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