21st Oct, 2017

Steven Pressley frustrated by Crawley Town draw

Coventry Editorial 6th Oct, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STEVEN Pressley described Saturday’s performance throughout the 2-2 draw at home to Crawley Town as an example of the ‘Coventry City way’.

Striker Josh McQuoid and Simeon Jackson put the home side firmly in control at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

But two quick-fire goals from Gwion Edwards and Izale McLeod rescued a point for Crawley and Pressley said it was a ‘frustrated’ dressing room at the final whistle.

“We left everything out on the pitch today,” said Pressley.

“I just really feel for the players. It was the Coventry City way, the way we work towards every day on the training ground.

“Our pressing was phenomenal at times, we played with so much energy and our transitions were quick, as our second goal proved.

I’m just so disappointed because sometimes in football you don’t get what you deserve, and I think that that’s the case on Saturday.”

Sky Blues fans got a glimpse of Mohamed Coulibaly’s talent when he came on as a second half substitute 15 minutes from time.

The 26-year-old, who came to the club on loan from Bournemouth as part of the Callum Wilson deal, excited the home support with a series of tricks and skills.

And Pressley was full of praise of his and his team’s work ethic.

He added: “We dominated so much of the game, even in the final minutes when we lost possession we had the likes of Coulibaly running 70 yards to get back and defend, and it was fantastic to see.

“Our strikers are key to this domination, and they were brilliant. Simeon (Jackson) gave his best performance since coming here, and Josh (McQuoid) worked so hard.

“The dressing room is disappointed but with the result, not the performance. However three minutes of madness has cost us, and these are the games that you must win.”

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