Iron showing pleases Pressley

New Coventry manager Steven Pressley was excited by his first view of the Sky Blues as they beat Scunthorpe 2-1.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 19:38

Steven Pressley: Takes plenty of positives

Steven Pressley: Takes plenty of positives

Just 24 hours after taking control, Pressley saw his side come from behind to scure their fourth away victory on the trot.

"It was a wonderful first game for me and what excites me most is that I think there is a lot more to come from these players," said the former Falkirk manager.

Coventry looked in trouble when they fell behind after only eight minutes when striker Akpo Sodje headed home. But skipper Carl Baker fired the Sky Blues back on level terms on the stroke of half time and former Iron striker Leon Clarke headed the winner after 77 minutes.

"Scunthorpe put us under pressure in the opening 10 minutes," said Pressley. "But what encouraged me was the way we responded to that. The players showed me effort and character in abundance on what was a difficult afternoon with the weather and the pitch.

"Their response to going behind was magnificent. To me, they were outstanding. I thought we passed the ball well in difficult conditions, we defended well.

"And it is is wonderful for us to have someone like Leon Clarke up front. His goal ratio at this club is very good and he is a great asset to have."

It was Clarke's 10th goal for Coventry and the 11th away win of the season for the Sky Blues as they look to force their way into play-off contention with a late run.

But to do that they will have to improve their form at home, where they have won only five times.

Pressley added: "That is something we will have to look at. But there are no promises from me other than to work very hard to make things better."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Contract news: Tim Howard has been handed an extension to his Everton contract

Tim Howard will be staying with Everton until at least 2018 after agreeing a two-year extension to his contract.

Neymar and Jordi Alba will miss the bulk of the remainder of the season

Barcelona forward Neymar has been ruled out for up to a month due to a left foot injury.

Transfer news: Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino warns off Luke Shaw suitors

Mauricio Pochettino says in-demand defender Luke Shaw will be staying at Southampton.

Mail Box

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

City: Bottle Jobs, A Laughing Stock...

There are some harsh words for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini in the Mailbox this morning, as well as some rather nicer ones for Tony Pulis and his magic hat...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property