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Pressley salutes Sky Blues

Coventry boss Steven Pressley hailed his sides defensive display after shutting out Stevenage in a 1-0 win at the Lamex Stadium.

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Steven Pressley: Happy with the win

Steven Pressley: Happy with the win

The Sky Blues could claim to have been the league's entertainers after scoring 13 and conceding eight during a three-game spell in August.

But they needed to show different qualities at Stevenage to claim a first win in three games after Leon Clarke pounced on Robin Shroot's poor back pass to put the Sky Blues ahead on 33 minutes.

And while Jon Ashton almost grabbed a point for Stevenage at the close, Pressley claimed his side were deserved winners.

"It was a brilliant team performance, full of energy, guts and courage," he said.

"I'm very proud as we've not always been able to win in that manner this season, 1-0 away from home, so it was a pivotal day for us as we've proved we can win this sort of game.

"I'm pleased for the players and the supporters, who were magnificent. We've only had one clean sheet this season so it was so important to get one with a mature performance from a young team.

"The goal came from our pressure on them and our desire to win the ball back. I want us to be an exciting team who play great football but we need to keep more clean sheets and we've done that.

"We have a brilliant group of young players here who couldn't work harder for this football club. I'm so proud of them all."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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