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"I like the Bescot Stadium. Our travelling support can create a great atmosphere." - Coventry City's Steven Pressley

2 January 2015

The City boss has also praised Walsall's recent run of form and the Saddlers manager Dean Smith ahead of the trip up the M6...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes City's away support will create a 'great atmosphere' as the Sky Blues face the Saddlers tomorrow.

The Sky Blues travel the short distance up the M6 to face Dean Smith's Saddlers side having lost once in their last six matches.

The Saddlers have enjoyed a good Christmas period, having recorded a 3-0 win over high-flying MK Dons at the stadium:MK in their last match of 2014.

Having recorded a 1-0 win over Walsall at the Bescot Stadium last season, Pressley admitted he likes the Saddlers' home ground and hopes City can turn good performances into points.  

Pressley said: "I like the Bescot Stadium though as it is a good footballing stadium with the fans close to the pitch. It creates a great atmosphere.

"We've generally took a good support there which always helps and it is a local rivalry which always adds something to the occasion.

"We're all looking forward to it and it is a game we're really eager to get the right result from. We played well against Chesterfield and deserved more.

"We've not lost many games recently in the league but there have been far too many draws. We need to make sure we're taking the chances we create."

The two sides played out a 0-0 draw at the Ricoh Arena at the end of November as City dominated the game but couldn't get the goal their play deserved.

Pressley has praised the recent run of form the Saddlers are currently on and the Walsall manager Dean Smith.

He added: "We're controlling games much better and I think there is plenty of confidence in the side but we need to start winning games which we dominate.

"Walsall are going particularly well at the moment having gone on a terrific run recently with just one defeat in nine games.

"They won 3-0 at MK Dons last week and that is an outstanding result which shows the quality the team can produce on their day.

"As we saw in the 0-0 draw at the Ricoh Arena, they're realy well organised and got a terrific unity about the team. I've said it before but Dean Smith has done a great job there."


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