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"Our final pass and our final moment was the difference between us drawing or winning the game." Steven Pressley

30 August 2014

Sky Blues boss says fine margins proved the difference between a win and a draw after 1-1 stalemate with Swindon Town

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley admitted it was fine lines that cost his side a three-point haul against Swindon Town at the County Ground as the Sky Blues went four games unbeaten in League One.

Josh McQuoid slotted City in front five minutes before half time but Raphael Rossi-Branco levelled for the Robins after 71 minutes as the sides played a out a 1-1 stalemate.

Pressley said: "I thought it was an outstanding game of football. The last time we came down here last season it was a similar game. Both teams were very good in possession and it was a very aggressive encounter.

"I thought we looked an unbelievable threat and we really pressurised Swindon and pressed the game but I think our final pass and our final moment was the difference between us drawing or winning the game.

"After going a goal up we had three or four big moments where we could have added but unfortunately we didn't although in terms of the attitude and desire of the group I thought we were oustanding."

The City boss added that he felt the Sky Blues had probably had as a tough a start to the season as anybody in League One and that he was pleased by what his side had achieved so far.

"It's been a really tough run of fixtures for us but with only one defeat in our first five games I think we've showed great resilience and a great mentality.

"I'm obviously pleased for Josh McQuoid because he said he want to play as a striker if he came here., something that had not quite been the case at previous clubs which may have skewed his scoring record but as a striker you want to score goals and he's came here and done that and not only is he doing that but he's also working really hard for the team."

Pressley finished by adding a special mention for Aaron Phillips who slotted into the team at the expense of an ill Jordan Clarke, the Sky Blues boss describing his performance as outstanding.

"I really did think Aaron was outstanding and I'm really pleased for the kid. He's been patient, he's had a period out injured and had to play a bit of catch up in pre-season but he's done that and over the last couple of weeks and every time I've used him in the first team he's been excellent so I'm really pleased for him."

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