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'It wasn't good enough' - Pressley

8 February 2014

The City boss says his group need to learn from the defeat and get themselves ready for the next game...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes the performance during the 3-0 defeat at Notts County 'wasn't good enough.'

In difficult conditions at Meadow Lane, City were two down after just 33 minutes as Hayden Mullins and Jimmy Spencer were on target.

Alan Sheehan sealed the win for the home side from the spot after Blair Adams upended Jamal Campbell-Ryce late on.

The City boss was disappointed with the performance at the final whistle and said he wanted to see more from his side.

Pressley commented: "It isn't often I say this about my own team but they looked hungrier than us.

"I always talk about the intensity of our game and today, especially in the first half, it wasn't good enough.

"You can plan the game as much as possible, do all the work and research but on the day, it requires a performance from the side and it wasn't there.

"I expect more from the players and I'm sure the players expect a lot more from themselves."

John Fleck and Dylan McGeouch came on at half-time for Adam Barton and Billy Daniels, but it didn't change the scoreline.

Pressley wants his players to learn from the performance and make sure they're ready to go again against Bradford next week.

He added: "The second half was slightly better but still not to the levels we've come to expect from this group of players.

"It is a small squad so these days are always going to happen but we must make sure we're back to our best for the next game.

"A lot of players have progressed so much this season and they have to learn from today's game and go again."

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