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"It's a game we should have won today but a point and clean sheet gives us something to build on." - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

24 January 2015

Sky Blues boss pleased with his side's effort and determination against Yeovil Town but feels it was a game they should have won…

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley praised his sides work ethic and mentality but was left frustrated at the final score as the Sky Blues drew 0-0 with Yeovil Town.

Gary Madine saw his spot kick saved by Jed Steer in the Glovers' goal, which proved to be the best chance in a tense stalemate.

Pressley felt that although the point was not the result he wanted, it gives a platform for City to build on next time out against Rochdale.

"There were positives aspects today," he said. "But with the penalty you have to score. We didn't and it gave them a massive lift.

"But we did well when they had that ten minutes of momentum, we kept them at bay. We hit them with speed off the counter but couldn't convert our chances.

"You can see that both sides weren't brimming with confidence, but I couldn't question the mentality of the group and their effort, it was excellent and I was pleased with that.

"At the end of the day that is a game we should have won. We acquitted ourselves well and the point and clean sheet does give us a foundation, something to build on, but I'm disappointed because it is not the result that I wanted."

The City boss gave praise to Reda Johnson, who played for the first time in almost six weeks and debutant keeper Jamie Jones, who kept a clean sheet.

He continued: "It was Reda's first game back and after 60 minutes he was really struggling. But he dug in and saw it out, whilst putting in a good performance and I am really pleased with him.

"We didn't see much of Jamie, but he kept a clean sheet and made one big save in the second half.

"I thought his decision making was really good, he got his clean sheet and I am really pleased with his debut."

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