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'A terrific night's work' - Pressley

5 March 2014

Sky Blues boss heaps the plaudits on his players after they pick up three points in home win over Walsall

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley called the 2-1 home win over Walsall a 'terrific night's work'.

Callum Wilson netted his first goal since returning from a two-month injury lay-off and loan striker Nathan Delfouneso scored his first in Sky Blue colours late on after Malvind Benning's equaliser for the Saddlers.

The win is the Sky Blues' first in five league gamesĀ 
and lifted them back into the top half of the League One table.

Pressley said: "The players showed all different types of qualities in the first half. It was the most intensive press we've showed for some time and we were full in our energy.

"Early in the second half we couldn't get the link in the strikers and Walsall gathered a bit of momentum and momentum is hard to stop. They're a good side with a good manager and they pinned us back for a period but we found it again.

"What pleased me was the positive reaction after losing the goal and I was really delighted that Nathan got on the scoresheet and it was a great assist from Michael so it was a terrific night's work."

Pressley also outlined the pressure his side has been feeling after a recent run of results saw them slip down the League One table but he was swift to put this season's form into perspective.

"I feel for the group because they've been going through a difficult period and the truth of the matter is, with points accumulated, we'd be one point off the play-offs and we've been getting a pressure that our form and performances don't deserve.

"We should be enjoying sitting just below the top six and hunting down the teams above us but we have to deal with the pressure of relegation and it's been difficult for the players.

"I'm really pleased for the players tonight because they deserve this. They've had to deal with alot this season.

"The work ethic has been our gameplan this season and it was back for us tonight and we look like a team that can get results again."


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