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'Such a disappointment' - Pressley

12 January 2014

Sky Blues boss expresses his disappointment as Sky Blues let two-goal lead slip in draw at home to Crawley

Coventry City manager Stephen Pressley says that letting a two goal lead slip was a real disappointment, after the Sky Blues drew 2-2 with Crawley Town at Sixfields.

A Mat Sadler own goal and Franck Moussa put City 2-0 up before a late brace from substitute Jamie Proctor rescued a point for the Red Devils.

Pressley said: "It's such a disappointment, especially after the first half. If you look at the fact that we had no recognized striker I think we were excellent in the first half. We passed the ball around and were very comfortable.

"In the second half we lacked any consistency. When we went 2-0 up with ten minutes to go an individual did not do his job at a particular throw in and that individual has cost us. He knows who he is and what he has done.

"It was a difficult game for us without our usual two strikers, but I've been telling the team to find a way to win games, and I genuinely thought we'd done that today, but one individual has cost us.

Pressley was full of praise for Jordan Clarke though who made a rare appearance in a striking role in the absence of the injured Leon Clarke.

"He played there as a youth player early on in the academy but developed over time as a central defender and full back and considering that was his first time there in the first team he did very well.

"He had more than one shot and worked very hard. It was good for him in difficult circumstances."


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