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'It may be three strikers' - Pressley

17 January 2014

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley wants to continue and search for the right players to bring in....

There has already been two additions to the Sky Blues’ squad this transfer window, but according to Coventry City manager Steven Pressley it will not stop there.

This January always promised to be a busy one for Sky Blues fans, and Steven Pressley says he is working flat out to bolster the squad.

“We are trying to find a solution [to the striker shortage]. I was flat out anyway because of Callum Wilson’s injury, so I had been looking to recruit a couple of strikers, but now it might not only be two, it may be three, we shall see how it unfolds.”

Although Leon Clarke and new striker Denzel Slager are the only fit senior strikers at City, the manager is not worried, and believes the squad can continue to move towards the play-off places.

He said: “The easy thing in this situation is to panic. The easy thing is to go out and bring in replacements that aren't really what you’re looking for. 

“I want to get the right replacements in here.

“We still have 22 games of the season to go, so the one’s that I get in have to be the right players. That’s why I’m working exceptionally hard on certain targets, because they are my priority and I want to bring them in.”

The signing of Dan Seaborne from Yeovil Town has brought competition to the centre of defence that Pressley has welcomed. The City boss is hoping to do the same across other positions.

He continued: “I’d like to get competition in other areas also, obviously the front line and the wider midfield areas as well. 

“Carl [Baker] and Franck Moussa have played a lot of minutes this year and it’s a very, very demanding position for both players. There has been very little respite for them.”

On the signing of the tall central defender Seaborne, Pressley was pleased to bring back a player that had impressed in his short loan spell.

"We've obviously been a very young and small squad this season, and one of the things I did want to bring into the club was leadership and a little bit of know-how. 

“His record in terms of promotions is fantastic so he has that experience, he is at a great age for a defender, he’s a leader, he’ll influence the dressing room in the right manner.

“He’s very professional and obviously he made a big impression on the pitch as well. All these attributes I think will help this young group grow.”


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