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Steven Pressley delighted with Sky Blues return to Ricoh Arena

Coventry Editorial 22nd Aug, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SKY Blues boss Steven Pressley has expressed his delight after hearing the news that the League One club will be returning back to the Ricoh Arena.

A two-year deal was agreed on Thursday for the Sky Blues to play their home games back in Coventry after over a year away at Sixfields Stadium in Northampton.

The first game back is the league fixture against Gillingham on Friday September 5 in front of the Sky Sports TV cameras.

And Pressley is hoping for a bumper crowd for the club’s eagerly anticipated return.

He said: “I’m delighted to see the club return to the Ricoh. I’m delighted for the fans and everybody connected with the football club.

“It is a huge and defining day for the football club. We can now look forward to a brighter future with Coventry City Football Club back in it’s rightful home.

“I believe we are building a strong squad for the 2014/15 League One campaign and to play in front of our home fans in our city will only help us achieve success.

“I hope to see as many fans as possible at our first home game back at the Ricoh against Gillingham.”

Pressley was kept informed of developments in recent weeks by the club’s development director, Steve Waggott.

“I told him I could get a deal done and he’s delighted as well as all the staff that we’ve been able to do just that,” Waggott told the Observer.

“We’ve brought Pressley in to do a job and we want to be up there challenging for the top six.

“A lot of the players we’ve signed this summer have been impressed with our training facilities at Ryton and Pressley too.

“But now we’re hoping to attract more quality players because we have the facilities in place at Ryton and they’ll have the chance to play at the Ricoh.”

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