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"These games are must win, and it's my responsibility that we start winning these games." - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

11 October 2014

Sky Blues boss disappointed by defeat to Crewe and leaving Gresty Road empty handed

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley feels that an opportunity to take home some points were wasted as the Sky Blues lost 2-1 to Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.

Goals from Febian Brandy and George Cooper gave the Alex a two goal lead. An own goal by Anthony Grant gave City hope, but they couldn't avoid defeat and finished the game with ten men after Jack Finch was shown a second yellow card.

The Sky Blues boss was frustrated at not picking up points in a game that he described as 'must win'.

"There are no excuses, games like this are must win," he said, "as well as Rochdale and Scunthorpe were must win. It is my responsibility to ensure we start winning these games.

"The first half was poor, I was disappointed with certain aspects, but not our work ethic. We didn't win enough 50-50's, we have to do better at that aspect of our game.

"In the second half we were much better and we imposed ourselves on the game. With the way we played then, we really should have got something from today."

Over 1,000 of the Sky Blue Army made the trip to Gresty Road, and Pressley hailed the magnificent support shown all afternoon.

He continued: "This is a massive football club with an always excellent travelling support. They deserve better than the results they are getting at the moment.

"We have to make sure that these results improve. We will get better, and we will continue to work hard on and off the field until that happens."

Although Finch received his second bookable offence late into the second half, Pressley was quick to praise the defender for his performance up until then, as well as stand in captain Jordan Willis.

He added: "Jack is a young player, and up until the sending off he played well. It is disappointing, for us as well as him, but I am sure he will learn from it.

"What happened today was a learning curve, and it is about how he recovers from this setback, as he played well today, as did Jordan.

"Jordan was great in his role today. He really typifies everything that I want to see in the players at this football club and if we all keep this ideal in mind then things will soon start to get better."

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