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"We've got to ensure that our recruitment in January is properly prepared. We've got some funds." - Coventry City's Steven Pressley

9 December 2014

The City boss has also stated he is looking forward to the emergence of the young players already at the club...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has confirmed him and his staff are already preparing for movement in the January transfer window.

The Sky Blues face a trip to Ashton Gate tomorrow for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Section Area Semi-Final against League One leaders Bristol City.

Despite the current focus being on the pitch, Pressley admitted a lot of work has already gone in off-the-pitch ahead of January.

The City boss said: "In terms of recruitment, my mind-set is on the January transfer window. We've got to ensure that our recruitment in January is properly prepared.

"We're working extremely hard towards doing that. It has been a big effort from everybody with a lot of miles covered over the last few weeks. 

"We need to be careful. In the recent transfer window, I stopped a loan deal going out as I was concerned that we wouldn't get what we needed in.

"We've got to get the right players in before we look at getting some of the players already in the building, out."

The Sky Blues have only conceded one goal in the last four games and Pressley believes City can go in the 'right direction' with a positive transfer window.

He added: "I think we've got the nucleus of a very good team with the emergence of some extremely good young players. 

"It really excites me. I think if we can get the right balance with the right recruitment strategy, the club will move in the right direction.

"It is always difficult in January but we do some funds there to be able to move in the transfer window. 

"We've got to make sure we use our budget properly and the preparation we're putting in at the moment will put us in a good position come January."

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