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"I really feel for the players today, because they played in the Coventry City way." - Steven Pressley

4 October 2014

Coventry City boss pleased with his players' performance but frustrated with the result as Sky Blues draw 2-2 with Crawley Town at the Ricoh Arena...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley hailed his sides performance today as 'An example of the Coventry City way' after ending a run of three successive defeats with a draw against Crawley Town.

Josh McQuoid and Simeon Jackson gave the Sky Blues a two goal lead, before Gwion Edwards and Izale McLeod rescued a point for the Red Devils in a frantic first half.

Pressley believes that despite the result there were plenty of positives to take from the game.

"We left everything out on the pitch today," he said, "I just really feel for the players. It was the Coventry City way, the way we work towards every day on the training ground.

"Our pressing was phenomenal at times, we played with so much energy and our transitions were quick, as our second goal proved. I'm just so disappointed because sometimes in football you don't get what you deserve, and I think that that's the case today."

The City manager believes that dominating large parts of the game shows the sides desire and highlighted substitute Mohamed Coulibaly's performance as an example of this.

He added: "We dominated so much of the game, even in the final minutes when we lost possession we had the likes of Coulibaly running 70 yards to get back and defend, and it was fantastic to see.

"Our strikers are key to this domination, and they were brilliant today. Simeon (Jackson) gave his best performance since coming here, and Josh (McQuoid) worked so hard.

"The dressing room is disappointed but with the result, not the performance. However three minutes of madness has cost us, and these are the games that you must win."

City face Exeter City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on tuesday, and Pressley highlighted the importance of the fixture as a way to build on todays point.

He continued: "We now face Exeter, and this is a competition I take very seriously, as we can build momentum with a win, and build on the good performance today.

"Having said that, it is also a chance to rest some players and to play some youngsters who are desperate and deserving of a chance. We will look to put down another good performance in what will be a tough game."

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