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"Win was about character" - Pressley

4 February 2014

City boss says three points at Ashton Gate were a result of the Sky Blues grit and determination in difficult conditions against Bristol City

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said his side's 2-1 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate was all down to their character.

Goals from Franck Moussa and Andy Webster put City 2-0 at half time in terrible conditions at Ashton Gate and although the Robins nicked a late goal back through Wes Burns the Sky Blues saw out more than five minutes of added time to get themselves back to winning ways in League One.

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Pressley said: "The first half was very pleasing because we imposed ourselves but in my half time team talk I told the players that the second half would be all about character because we were playing into the wind and the rain and we knew they would come at us.

"It's a terrific result because character was required in abundance and I'm really pleased that we showed that. Throughout the team there was some really strong performances. Adam Barton has come in and his influence in the first half was absolutely terrific.

"Bristol City came into this game on the back of a good win and we obviously were coming in off the back of a defeat to Leyton Orient but the players have responded to defeat very well and come back strong."

The City boss added that he felt there was still much more to come from his side who he believed were stil in the early stages of their development.

"The progress of this team has been terrific but we're still in the early stages. We still want to change many aspects of this club but it's pleasing to be getting results in the short term.

"The strikers in the first half I thought were exceptional both in and out of possession and I thought Nathan Delfouneso was excellent. He was always dangerous and because of his movement it allowed FFranck Moussa the ability to get into areas where he was also dangerous because he was brilliant again tonight.

"We didn't show much of an attacking threat in the second half because we made a couple of tactical changes to try and see the game out but to do just that and get the three points is very pleasing."


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