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'Slade is doing a great job' - Pressley

28 January 2014

The City boss knows it will be a tough game against Orient as they line up to face the O's for the fourth time this season...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has reserved special praise for Orient boss Russell Slade ahead of the trip to Matchroom Stadium tonight.

The Sky Blues are preparing for their third trip this season to face the O's having played the London side in both the Capital One Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Having lost both cup ties, the Sky Blues were the first team to inflict defeat on Orient this season with a 3-1 win at Sixfields in October. 

Leyton Orient are currently second in the League One table and Pressley has praised the way Russell Slade's play the game.

Pressley said: "Orient are a really hard working team. They are very aggressive in their play and play at a high intensity so we know it is going to be a tough game.

"They have got a manager that I think extremely highly of. A terrific manager and a really good man who has generated an incredible team spirit.

"To be honest, the top teams in the table is generally made up of the teams spending the most money but his side are the difference. He has had to keep a very tight ship and he is doing a wonderful job.

"A lot of credit to him and his players but it is going to be a real challenge for us, but a challenge we're looking forward to."

Tonight's game pits the two highest scoring teams in League One against each other with Orient on 56 goals and City just one goal behind.

Both sides will be familiar with each other having already played each other three times and Pressley believes his side can repeat the 3-1 win over Orient in October.

He added: "We have lost both times at their place but in the first game, we did really well with ten men for a lot of the second half and if we score the penalty, we probably the game.

"Losing on penalties in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy was tough for us but it was close. We played really well on both occasions.

"The win over Orient in the League was one of the best performances of the season and there is no reason why we can't repeat that tonight." 

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