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"The supporters have been absolutely terrific. I know what it takes to turn this club around." - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

17 October 2014

The City boss has also repeated he will not be put off putting the club's young players in the team as Bristol City travel to the Ricoh Arena tomorrow...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised the City support for sticking with his side during a difficult run of form ahead of the Bristol City game tomorrow.

The Sky Blues have won just one game in six matches following the 2-1 defeat at Crewe Alexandra last week heading into the game against the league-leaders.

City claimed a 3-1 win over Exeter City in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in their last game at the Ricoh Arena and Pressley has thanked the City supporters for their support this season.

Pressley said: "The fans can do what they always do and that is get behind the team. I've got no concerns with our supporters.

"They've been absolutely terrific. Even last week at Crewe, they stuck behind the team. They were disappointed with the performance and result, and rightfully so, but they kept going until the end.

"This club has suffered so much over the years and nobody knows that more than me. I know what it takes to turn this club around and I will be going all out to do that.

"At times like this, it's difficult but if we go through hardship and come out the other side, which I'm sure we will, it will be much better."

The City Under-21s claimed a 2-0 win over QPR at Loftus Road as goals from James Maddison and Ivor Lawton claimed their first win of the season.

George Thomas and James Maddison have been praised for their performances in the Under-18s and Under-21s, and Pressley says if they're ready, they will get their chance.

He added: "I've proved that if they're ready, they will get their chance in the side. George (Thomas) and James (Maddison) have performed really well recently.

"When you look at Ryan Haynes, I put him into the side when he was 16-years old against Brentford and the same with George Thomas who made his debut against Leyton Orient at 16-years old.

"If I think they're ready, they will get their chance as this football club trusts the young players which come through the system and will continue to do so."

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