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'These are big, big points' - Pressley

18 January 2014

City boss lauds Franck Moussa for his performance and stunning finish as Sky Blues grab a late dramatic point against Preston at Deepdale

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said points like the one won at Deepdale will be the ones that matter in the club's quest to climb up the League One table.

The Sky Blues were trailing to Kevin Davies' 53rd minute opener for Preston which looked like it would be the winner but Franck Moussa responded with a world-class half-volley to snatch a point for City with virtually the last kick of the game.

Pressley said: "I didn't think we played particularly well in the first hour of the game and Preston deserved their lead to be honest.

"We didn't play with the intensity that we normally talk about or pass with any great belief or composure but the last half hour I thought we were the dominant team.

"We deserved our goal and what a goal it was. I said to Franck after the game that he'll struggle to score a better goal in his career than that. It was on his left side and I'm shouting 'pass it' so it shows what I know.

"It was a wonderful finish and I'm so pleased for the group. It's been a marker for us this season with the amount of late goals we've scored, the energy and desire of our team not to give up and to get late goals like that is a display of what you have in your dressing room.

"I said to Franck that if you work like he has done today then you will get your rewards and these points are big, big points because ultimately it's these kinds of results that tend to determine your level of success in a season."


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