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"I'm incredibly proud. Shows the potential of the club and how valuable the support is." - Coventry City's Steven Pressley

5 September 2014

The City boss has also praised the performance of left-back Ryan Haynes and his younger players for the win over Gillingham...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has revealed his pride in the football club, in the city and his players after the 1-0 win against Gillingham.

The Sky Blues stretched their unbeaten run to six games on a historic night as the club returned to the Ricoh Arena.

Frank Nouble scored on his debut as he tucked home Ryan Haynes' left-wing cross in the 10th minute to win the game for the Sky Blues.

Speaking to Sky Blues Player after an emotional night, Pressley believes the occasion demostrates the potential of this football club.

The City boss said: "I'm incredibly proud of this football club, of the fans and of the players. It was a night which showcased the potential of this football club.

"The players handled the atmosphere brilliantly and really showed some of the football they can play in the first half. 

"We've now gone six games unbeaten and we've turned a solid start into a very good one. Another clean sheet as well which shows how difficult we are to beat at the moment.

"I said to the players before the game that the scene is set but you see it all the time in football where the fairy-tale doesn't come true. 

"Gillingham showed that they could come here and spoil the occasion but the defence remained solid and kept their cool under pressure."

Ryan Haynes was named the Man of the Match for the win over the Gills, claiming the assist for Nouble's goal.

The City boss has praised his younger players for their performance tonight and has urged the supporters to continue to support the team.

He added: "Our younger players handled the situation brilliantly. They've grown up in the city and they know what tonight means to the football club.

"Ryan Haynes was brilliant tonight. He was a great attacking threat in the first half and we utilised him brilliantly but I felt we didn't explore that option as much in the second half.

"He is a player the fans will know from when I gave him his debut when he was 16 and he was sixteen. He has evolved into a different player now and he has still got a long way to go.

"I hope the fans continue to turn up in their numbers. They had a huge impact tonight and we can only win games and play the right way to make sure they come back.

"I'm so pleased and I've got my family down here tonight and there were a few tears before the game. It was a great night and I've just got to thank the supporters for making it what it was."

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