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"We need to get wins over this Christmas period so we really have to win tomorrow." Coventry City's Steven Pressley

27 December 2014

The Sky Blues boss also wants to see his side create more chances against the Spireites and improve on the Boxing Day defeat...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has urged his side to be more creative against Chesterfield tomorrow.

The Sky Blues had plenty of possession against Doncaster on Boxing Day but didn't create many clear-cut chances.

Now the City boss wants to see his side make the most of their possession against the Spireites and is eager to see the Sky Blues to record a crucial victory over the Christmas period.

"Obviously we were all disappointed with our performance against Doncaster and it's great that we have the Chesterfield game to prepare for so shortly afterwards," Pressley said.

"Chesterfield are a very good side with a very good squad of players, we expect another tough game like every game in this league. 

"We need to get wins over this Christmas period so we really have to win tomorrow.

"I think our performances have been positive in the sense of we get more control of the games and that's what I want - but we need to be more creative.

"We need to create more so it's up to us all to find those killer moments and improve on yesterday's game."

Pressley will be without James Maddison and Adam Barton after they were both sent-off at the Keepmoat Stadium as they both received two yellow cards.

While the manager is disappointed not to have the duo available, the Scot wants to see their replacements step-up to the task and admits he has decisions to make over personnel and the system.

He continued: "With James' red-card you have to accept that referee doesn't give the penalty then he has to take action. But there was definitely contact so we're disappointed he's not available. 

"Adam as well is a big miss for tomorrow too, he's been very impressive to the way we play. But we still have to find a way of unlocking the door and that's what I want to see against Chesterfield.

"I've got plenty of options with the system and personnel. Against Fleetwood when we got the equaliser we were still in the same system, Simeon was in behind the main striker and got in there to score goals, everyone has to have that desire to score." 

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