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"I was proud of the players tonight, we kept going until the very end. " - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

10 February 2015

Sky Blues boss feels that City should have won the game but credits his young side for getting a late leveller against Scunthorpeā€¦

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley said he was proud of his side after they got a late leveller to earn a 1-1 draw against Scunthorpe United at the Ricoh Arena.

Marcus Tudgay's lob in added time cancelled out a Gary McSheffrey first-half free-kick to give City a share of the spoils.

Pressley was pleased with the squad's work rate and the way that the side kept going until the final whistle.

"I was proud of the players tonight," he said.

"We kept going right until the end. We dominated large spells of the game and that takes tremendous courage for such a young side.

"We were patient and kept moving the ball. There was four of five big chances we had, Dominic had a couple of one-on-ones and George Thomas had a shot at the end.

"There was frustration spilling from the stands and it is understandable but our energy was fantastic tonight."

The result sees City go four points clear of the relegation zone.

However, Pressley is confident that his side can stay clear of danger and propel themselves up the SkyBet League One table for the rest of the season.

He continued: "If we maintain the levels I have seen from the last three games, then I have no fears about us pulling away from trouble.

"I understand the fans' frustrations and I have absolutely no problem with the supporters. But if they can say that to a man we didn't apply ourselves to the maximum tonight then I would not agree with them.

"We handled the occasion really well and I thought that maybe we should have won the game."

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