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"Marcus Tudgay could be involved against AEL Kalloni. We still need more strikers." - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

24 July 2014

The City boss has also reiterated the need to bring in more strikers before the start of the 2014/15 League One season...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has revealed trialist Marcus Tudgay could play against AEL Kalloni having missed yesterday's defeat against Chievo Verona.

The former Nottingham Forest man joined the Sky Blues on trial and started against AS Roma B on Monday when Pressley's side recorded an impressive 2-0 win.

The Sky Blues are set to face the Greek SuperLeague side AEL Kalloni today (kick-off 5pm UK time) and the City boss says he will have to 'mix up' the side for tonight's game.

Pressley said: "We know Kalloni are a top league side but we'll be concentrating on getting ourselves properly prepared for the game.

"We'll have to mix the team up as we have a few injury concerns. It means we've got to slightly deviate from the fitness programme.

"I'm hoping Marcus Tudgay will play tonight as he missed yesterday's game with a slight tightness. 

"I want to see the same good qualities we showed against AS Roma B and Chievo Verona, but improve on the final phrase of attacking and defending tonight."

The Sky Blues have already brought in striker Shaun Miller who scored against AS Roma B on Monday and started yesterday's game against Chievo Verona.

The City boss has reiterated the need to get more strikers into the club 'sooner rather than later' and has praised wingers Danny Swanson and Jim O'Brien.

He added: "We still need to bring in another three strikers ahead of the new season. We're hopeful we can get them into the building sooner rather than later.

"We want to make sure any striker we bring in understands the demands our system will have on the strikers.

"I've been really impressed by Danny Swanson and Jim O'Brien. They've both used the tour well to get used to the system of play. The high press is coming on and I think they both provide us with a great balance in midfield."

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