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"This club could help rebuild Frank Nouble's footballing career. He's been brilliant for us." - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

31 October 2014

The City boss also believes Leyton Orient will pose a real test despite their disappointing early season form in League One...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised the impact of striker Frank Nouble and has opened the door for an extended stay at the club.

The City loanee has had an impressive start to life at the Ricoh Arena having notched three goals in five appearances, including the winner against Peterborough United last week.

The 22-year old joined the club up to and including January 4th, 2015 on loan from Championship side Ipswich Town at the end of the summer transfer window.

The City boss has praised the impact of the former Chelsea striker and believes the Sky Blues can help rebuild his football career.

Pressley said: "At 17, 18-years old, every club in the land wanted to bring in Frank Nouble. He started at Chelsea and then went to West Ham where his career stalled a little bit.

"Here, he likes the environment, he trusts the people he works with and his goal-scoring record for us has been brilliant. I'm really pleased with him.

"He is a great character around the place and he has bought into what we've been asking from him. Hopefully, he is one, over the course of the next few months, who can convince us to keep him here.

"But also, we've got to convince him that this is the place where he can rebuild his footballing career."

City travel to Leyton Orient who have failed to match their early season success during the 2013/14 season with the side currently sitting in 19th position in the table.

Despite their early season form, Pressley believes Leyton Orient, who are now managed by Italian Mauro Milanese, will pose a real test for the Sky Blues.

He added: "They've had a mixed season so far. Their away form has been really good but unlike last season, they've struggled at home a bit.

"They've had to integrate a number of new players into the club which is always difficult and they've spent some big money on some new signings during the summer.

"They've brought in a lot of good Championship experience but also kept a lot of players at the club who did so well last season.

"Leyton Orient are a very ambitious club and we're going to have to play at our best as they will provide a real test for us having watched them against Preston on Tuesday."

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