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'We're in a false position' - Pressley

21 February 2014

The City boss also believes Tranmere will be looking to repeat their 5-1 win against the Sky Blues...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes his side are in a 'false position' in the League One table ahead of the game against Tranmere Rovers.

The Sky Blues are currently in 13th position in the table, 12 points off the play-offs positions and six points away from the relegation zone. 

However, without the ten-point deduction the club received at the start of the season, City would have been placed in seventh spot, just outside the play-offs.

With the injury problems the squad are facing, the City boss believes they're at a challenging time in the season but a challenge they must rise to.

Pressley said: "I wouldn't say we're concerned about relegation but you can never neglect the position you're in.

"But, I think it is important for everyone to remember that we're in a false position. If we'd won the other night, without the ten point deduction, we would've been in the play-offs.

"When you consider that, it has been a terrific season for what we've had to contend with. We are six points ahead of the relegation zone but it is a very tight league so we just have to concentrate on ourselves.

"It is a challenging time for the squad at the moment but that's what football's about. Adversity is a major part of football. It is a young group so we just have to remain positive."

The Sky Blues travel to Merseyside to face a Rovers side who have won just one of their last six home matches in League One. 

Despite Tranmere's home form, the City boss is taking nothing for granted at Prenton Park.

He added: "The last time we played them, we were on the back of a really good run of results.

"It was a strange result but that's why we've got to be at our best. They're capable of producing a performance on the day so their home form doesn't come into it.

"Ryan Lowe is the second top-scorer in the league which considering where the club are in the table, is incredible.

"They will definitely be looking to repeat the performance against us earlier in the season and we've got to make sure it doesn't happen."


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