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'We were devastating' - Pressley

18 February 2014

The Sky Blues boss has also praised Carlisle manager Graham Kavanagh ahead of tonight's game...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes Carlisle United will 'have an edge to them' ahead of their Sixfields clash tonight.

Whilst the Sky Blues had their fixture against Bradford City called off at the weekend, the Cumbrians suffered the same fate at Crawley.

However, Graham Kavanagh's side had already travelled down to the Broadfield Stadium, a 700-mile round trip.


The City boss believes Carlisle will be eager to get a result against the Sky Blues after their postponement on Saturday.

Pressley said: "I feel for the supporters of Carlisle after what happened to them on Saturday. It is always a difficult situation.

"It is one of the difficulties of the being the most northern club in the league and I'm sure a lot of the fans were well on their way to the game, which must have cost them quite a bit of money.

"We were quite lucky at the weekend as we were able to call it off early which meant their was little inconvenience to the fans.

"I'm sure the players and staff were frustrated having prepared themselves for the game, and I'm sure they'll look to take that frustration out on us."

Pressley's side recorded one of the finest wins of the season at Brunton Park when a brace from Leon Clarke and goals from Franck Moussa and Billy Daniels sealed an impressive 4-0 win.

The City boss is hoping to see the same 'devastating' effect tonight at Sixfields.

He added: "We were devastating that day. It was one of the best performances of the season as we were relentless in our approach.

"We scored some fine goals that day and it could have been more. I felt for their manager Greg Abbott at the time as I think he did a great job there on little resource.

"Graham Kavanagh has taken on the role of manager now and seems to have taken to it well. They're out of the relegation zone, playing some good football.

"I always believe we can win every game if we play to our strengths but they will definitely be a different side to the one we faced in August." 

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