Oakwell Stadium

Next Game

Barnsley v Coventry

Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet League 1

Ricoh Arena

Last Game

Coventry 2 - 1 MK Dons

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Pressley pleased with response

Steven Pressley was proud of Coventry after they snatched a late point against Colchester in his first home game as manager.

Last Updated: 13/03/13 at 11:58

Steven Pressley: Players deserve credit

Steven Pressley: Players deserve credit

Pressley took over at the Ricoh Arena last Friday and after watching his side come from behind to win at Scunthorpe at the weekend, he saw them fight back from two goals down at home to nick a point against the U's.

"I'm disappointed for them, in a way, because we dominated for 90 minutes," he said. "We didn't compromise the way we want to play. I was really satisfied with lots of aspects of their play and how we found ourselves 2-0 down, I don't know.

"We created opportunities, we dominated possession, we had lots of crossing opportunities and it would have been easy at 2-0 to feel sorry for ourselves, but our response was magnificent.

"I spoke about character at the weekend and I've seen it in abundance again and the players deserve enormous credit for that. Losing 2-0 at home is not an easy situation but the response in the closing stages has given us something to build on.

"It feels almost like a victory by the way we responded and because of the momentum we built. In terms of the effort and the application over the last two games it has been brilliant, truly brilliant.

"They have been receptive to all the information we have given them and the pleasing thing for me was, even with 15 minutes to go when we were chasing the game, we still played and tried to probe for opportunities and although it wasn't a win, it was a satisfying performance."

Gavin Massey gave Colchester the lead just before half-time and Michael Smith extended their lead midway through the second half.

Substitute Callum Wilson quickly got the Sky Blues back into the game before captain Carl Baker levelled things up in injury time with a free-kick from the edge of the box.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Garry Monk pleased with Swansea's 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor

Swansea boss Garry Monk hailed his side's march to the 40-point mark after their tight victory at Burnley.

Tim Sherwood says Aston Villa cannot drop any more points

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has 'ramped up the pressure' on his players by claiming they can't drop any more points.

Louis van Gaal says Man Utd took 'big step' in win over Sunderland

Louis van Gaal was pleased with Manchester United's balanced system in their 2-0 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company