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'This isn't a crisis' - Steven Pressley

27 February 2014

The City boss believes the squad have made huge progress this season and will continue to develop...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has revealed he doesn't believe there is 'a crisis' at the club after three consecutive league defeats.

The Sky Blues have lost to Notts County, Carlisle United and Tranmere Rovers in the last three matches as the City boss had to contend with injury problems. 

City had no senior striker for the 3-0 defeat at Prenton Park but Pressley will have Callum Wilson and Chuba Akpom at his disposal for the weekend's game against Shrewsbury Town. 

With City looking to get back to winning ways against the Shrews, Pressley has said losing games is part of the 'building process' at the club.

The City boss said: "I think calling our current form a crisis is too strong. Football is all about winning games, for fans, staff and players. I know that.

"What we have to recognise at this football club is the building process. We've probably been victims of our own success because the progress of our team was so quick that everybody got excited.

"I have always said that with a young side and a developing squad, we would get difficult periods along the way.

"We're on the right path, we've made huge strides and we will come again, I'm absolutely positive about that."

The Sky Blues started the season with a ten-point deduction but went on an incredible run of only three losses in 16 league matches during the first three months of the season.

City are placed in 13th position in the League One table, despite being the second-highest scorers in the league.

Pressley continued: "This season, our young team have really embraced the style of play we've implemented and that will continue to progress.

"The club has been experienced some difficult periods over recent years and it is about changing the culture of the football club. 

"We've been able to put some building blocks into place this season which will serve us well in the years to come.

"Our squad has developed substantially and hopefully, that progression will serve us well for not just this campaign but many campaigns to come." 


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