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"This isn't a crisis but we are looking for significant improvements in our performances." - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

3 October 2014

The City manager has also confirmed that he won't be sacrificing the 3-5-2 system ahead of the Crawley Town game...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has stated he will 'not be satisfied until there are significant improvements' ahead of the Crawley Town match tomorrow.

The Sky Blues have suffered three consecutive defeats going into tomorrow's game, including their first defeat back at the Ricoh Arena against Preston North End last week.


Previously, City started the season on a seven-match unbeaten run and currently lie in 15th position in the League One table on 12 points.

The City boss believes the current run of form is a 'challenge' for the squad but has backed the players to respond in the right way against Crawley Town.

Pressley said: "We've always looked to improve this football club each day which passes and we've put in a lot of work in the training pitch this week.

"You've got balance the mentality of the group with the detail in the coaching. We've designed training in a certain way this week and I'm hoping we'll get a really positive reaction from that.

"We've got to come through this period as it was only two weeks prior to the defeat against Preston that we'd been on a seven-match unbeaten run.

"Let's get it right, this isn't a crisis but I won't be satisfied until there are significant improvements in our performances."

The Sky Blues have operated a 3-5-2 system this season with the onus on the wing-backs Ryan Haynes and Jordan Clarke getting forward to support the attack.

Pressley wants to see the side utilise the wing-backs more and has confirmed City will be sticking with the 3-5-2 system.

He added: "There is absolutely no intention to change the system. When you get disappointment, it can be very easy to make panic. 

"Just because we've lost three games does not mean we sacrifice our philosophy. We see it all too many times in football where because of a few results, people can panic and forget all the good things you've been doing.

"If you asked me two weeks ago whether I was happy with the system, of course I was because we were on a seven-match unbeaten run.

"The bottom line is that we've got to improve at what we're doing but not completely change what we're doing." 


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