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Pressley hails his side's effort

Steven Pressley described Coventry's response as "incredible" after they beat Doncaster a day after being deducted 10 points.

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Steven Pressley: Showers players with praise

Steven Pressley: Showers players with praise

Further off-the-field problems meant it was only confirmed that City would be playing at the Ricoh Arena on Thursday.

But such issues appeared far from anyone's thoughts when Cyrus Christie fired the Sky Blues, who have entered administration, into a 13th-minute lead that they held on to in a determined display.

Pressley said: "The bottom line is that we are a football club. Often in periods like this, the football gets overlooked but today the players deserve special, special praise. I have only been here for four games prior to this one and Thursday's news from the Football League was a real blow to myself.

"For many of those players it is 39 games they have endured this season and after what I thought was hammer blow, the reaction and response from the players was incredible. Our first-half performance by all accounts was our best of the season. We passed the ball with great purpose but great patience at times and our work out of possession was terrific.

"We spoke about the points deduction before the game and the response we got is what I expected from them because in the games I have been here they have shown that type of character."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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