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"Swindon Town is a great example of how good League One is this season. They play some great football." - Coventry City's Steven Pressley

29 August 2014

The City boss has also said he is happy with the progression of midfielder Mohamed Coulibaly ahead of the trip to the County Ground...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised Swindon Town style of play ahead of City's trip to the County Ground tomorrow.

The Sky Blues travel to Wiltshire looking to record their second win of the season having recorded an impressive 0-0 draw at MK Dons last weekend.

The Robins played Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion in midweek in the Capital One Cup and suffered a 4-2 defeat at the County Ground.

Despite the result, the City manager believes Swindon are a prime example of how strong League One is this season.

Pressley said: "We went down to watch Swindon in midweek and I was extremely impressed with what I saw.

"They've got a manager which doesn't deviate from his plan and they play some fantastic football. Everyone said after the Brighton game that they were brilliant and on another day, they would have won the game.

"The game we played down there last season was definitely one of the best examples of League One football and a great advert for this level.

"They're a little bit like ourselves in respect they show just how good this league is. The results in the Capital One Cup showed the quality of football and Swindon have showed they are one of the best footballing sides in the league."

Mohamed Coulibaly featured for the Under-21s during the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United on Monday and impressed during his 80-minute performance.

Whilst the City boss admitted he might not be ready for the Swindon Town game, Pressley says he's happy with his progress.

He added: "We've been really pleased with his progression so far. We've got quite a lot of games in the next couple of weeks so we will have to utilise the squad.

"He struggled with injury in pre-season so he has still got work to do to make sure he is match-fit. We've got a lot of players who are on the fringes but pushing at the moment.

"Simeon Jackson also played for the Under-21s on Monday and he is edging closer to match fitness. 

"There is a lot of competition in the squad at the moment which is great to see so many pushing for starting spots."


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