A BLANK stalemate away at MK Dons was considered a valuable point on the road for the Sky Blues according to manager Steven Pressley.
Backed by 3,000 travelling fans, the Sky Blues came away from Stadium MK with a well-earned point to extend their unbeaten run in League One to three matches.
The hosts dominated for large periods of the match but a stubborn defensive performance saw Pressley’s side record a second clean sheet of the season.
And the likeable Scot said he was pleased with the commitment of his players against a side who he firmly believes will be battling for promotion this season.
“This was a game involving two very good teams, played to a very high standard for a League One game and one thing I believe is it’s a really good point on our travels because MK Dons are one of the best sides in the division.” he said.
“They have recruited extremely well over the summer and this time of year the pitches are well suited to the passing style of football so I knew this would be a real, real test for us.
“I really am pleased with my players because they displayed commitment and application in doing the dirty side of the game which was brilliant.
“We were resolute and we pressed the game magnificently at times.
“MK Dons like to play through the departments but we dealt with that and we dealt with the long balls so all in all it’s been a very good point in what’s been a tough start for us having played what I think are three or four of the best sides in the division.”
The Sky Blues travel to Swindon Town this Saturday and Pressley wants to keep the momentum going ahead of the club’s eagerly anticipated return to the Ricoh Arena when they host Gillingham a week on Friday.
He added: “You could see our performance in the second half was greater because we were playing towards our own fans.
“What we want now is momentum so with us going three games unbeaten, hopefully going a fourth next Saturday, it would be terrific to rteurn to the Ricoh next Friday with that type of run behind us.”