STEVEN Pressley breathed a huge sigh of relief now that the 2013/14 season has finished as the Sky Blues boss paid tribute to the club’s fantastic supporters throughout the campaign.
Another large away contingent (1,769) made the trip up the M1 on Saturday to watch the Sky Blues take on Sheffield United.
On loan striker Nathan Delfouneso put the visitors in front with a low finish after some good work through the middle by John Fleck.
But two second half goals from Ryan Flynn and Ben Davies condemned Pressley’s side to their fourth defeat in six matches.
And the Scot was pleased that survival had been guaranteed heading into the final fixture.
“Sometimes when you come into the final game of the season when it’s just pride to play for, it makes sometimes for a testimonial type game.” said Pressley.
“But it was a really good game. I don’t think we deserved to lose the game and the players’ mind-set was excellent.
“For the goal it was a great pass from John Fleck and a composed finish from Nathan. I didn’t think we ever looked really in danger. I have no complaints with the way my team went about it.
“We’re relieved that the season is over, after so many challenges and it’s been a season that has been exceptionally demanding for everyone involved in the football club, for the players, the staff and the fans.
“Prior to the game I wanted us to show our pride for our supporters because they’ve endured a lot this season. Their support has been brilliant throughout the season.
“The last period of the season we had the pressure of relegation and in the end we’ve seen it through which is very pleasing.”