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'Wilson enjoys postponements' - Pressley

17 February 2014

City manager Steven Pressley has also reserved special praise for the work of the ground-staff at Ryton...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has revealed there is one person at the club celebrating every time a game is postponed.

The Sky Blues had their game against Bradford City called off at the weekend as extreme weather conditions meant the covers were blown off the Sixfields pitch.

City are set to play against Carlisle United at Sixfields tomorrow night, a team City beat 4-0 earlier in the season at Brunton Park.

Having had two games at Sixfields postponed already, Pressley says injured striker Callum Wilson is the only person happy to see the games called off.

The City boss said: "Callum looks like he will be training with the Academy side today and do some light training which is great to see.

"It will be good for him because he can then start getting his confidence back. I'm pretty sure he was seen on Friday night in Northampton with a hose-pipe!

"He seems to be celebrating when a game is called off as he knows that should be one more game he can play when he gets back from injury.

"He has been working ever so hard and I think the squad are looking forward to having him back as they know what he can bring to the table."

Despite the extreme weather conditions which has hit Britain in February, the ground-staff at Ryton continue to provide a quality surface for the Sky Blues to train on.

The City boss reserved special praise for the City ground-staff, saying it would be hard to implement City's passing style without their hard work.

He added: "We're really lucky as a club to have the groundsman we do and his staff. They work tirelessly to get the pitches in the best order they can.

"We're a team which has certainly based our DNA around pressing and passing so to be able to do that, you need the right types of surface.

"I'm very grateful for their efforts to prepare the pitches to a great standard in some of the worst conditions we've seen in a long time.

"They're relentless in their work and that's the mentality we've got going through the whole club at the moment."


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