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'I make no apologies' - Pressley

29 March 2014

City boss says he will make no apologies about the 'ugly' nature of City's win over Crewe

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley says he will make no apology for the 'ugly' manner of the Sky Blues' 2-1 win over Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.

A double from Callum Wilson handed City their first away points since late January, his second coming in the final ten minutes after Mark Ellis had initially equalised for the hosts.

Pressley said the win was a prime example of grit, heart and determination as his side moved eight points clear of the League One bottom four with their first pair of back-to-back wins since November.

"We've changed our system in the last couple of games and come under more pressure than during games earlier in the season. We dominated games in the past but we were conceding soft goals so we've given up a bit of possession and the high press but looked more confident in our defending," he said.

"Moving forward we need to apply both lessons in being more resilient at the back but at the same time applying the priciples of the 4-4-2 system that gave us such great success.

"I make no apologies about the last two games and how we've gone about things. The fans have supported us brilliantly and the players have responded with great heart and determination.

"We've won the last two games ugly and it's the first time really this season that we can say that we've won ugly and we've now shown that we can do that so we can go into Tuesday's game against Bradford with a greater degree of confidence.

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"David Prutton in the first couple of minutes laid down a marker with  very aggressive challenge and that said alot about how we were going to play and the defenders were equally as aggressive.

"We needed to absorb the pressure and counter with speed with Callum Wilson and he's ended up with two great goals of both instinct and compousre so I'm really, really pleased."


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