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"I've got to apologise to our supporters tonight. We'll find a way to get out of this." - Coventry City's Steven Pressley

21 October 2014

The City boss has also admitted his side have to win their physical battles ahead of the Peterborough United game on Saturday...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has apologised to the supporters after the 4-1 defeat at Oldham Athletic.

The Sky Blues suffered a difficult defeat at Boundary Park with Jonathan Forte notching a brace for the home side, Danny Philliskirk scoring against his former club and Jabo Ibehre scored late on.

Coventry-born youngster James Maddison scored his first professional goal for the club but Pressley admitted it was a difficult night for the Sky Blues.

Pressley said: "I'm disappointed. Coming here, it was very evident in our performance that we're lacking a lot of confidence. We tried to work our way into the game but we went behind to a sloppy goal.

We were dominating the ball but if you lose the goals we are at the moment, it gives you no chance. You've got to win your personal battles and accept the responsibility.

"I don't want to come out and criticise the players too much as just now, they're very fragile and it's very difficult.

"This is a really, really tough time for me, the players and the club but one thing is for sure, I'm ready for the fight."

The Sky Blues face Peterborough United on Saturday and the City boss admitted his side have to find a way to get out of the poor run of form.

He added: "I've got to apologise to our supporters who traveled up here tonight. It was disappointing and we've got to perform better than that.

"We've got find a way to make this better. We're on a tough run and we're working really find to hard that solution just now.

"We'll find a way to get out of this. Decision making is crucial and when we play at our best, that is the best thing about our play.

"The truth is, we're struggling with the physicality of the game. We've got to start winning our physical battles."

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