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Coventry City manager Steven Pressley proud of players

26 October 2014

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said he was proud of his players after a dramatic second-half fight-back in a 3-2 win against Peterborough United.

The Scot saw his slide slip two goals behind at home for the second week in succession, but their spirited display saw them clinch a first league win in eight matches.

Pressley said: ""That was very satisfying. There was a clear message at half-time that we could not get anxious and that we had to believe in what we were doing.

"Football matches can change very, very quickly and I was really proud of the players.

"That's a situation we have been in before - being 2-0 down at home and it's very easy to go under.

"But the response was magnificent.

"The energy of the group was excellent and I've said to them in the dressing room that this is the first step of thousands that this football club needs to take.

"I will never be completely satisfied until I see us where I believe we should be, so while I am very pleased with this result, I know how much more hard work is needed.

"The players will be in every morning and afternoon this week because we need to turn this corner.

"At some point you need to take that step forward and the manner of our win means we can do that."

It was all going well for Peterborough when they took the lead through Jon Taylor, who slotted home Marcus Maddison's pass in the 17th minute.

It was 2-0 10 minutes later when Maddison cracked home a 25-yard free-kick and there appeared to be no way back for Coventry.

But Ryan Haynes curled the ball home after a good move for the home team just four minutes into the second half and suddenly a wave of confidence ran through the home team.

Jim O'Brien equalised after 62 minutes - finishing another good move - before Frank Nouble's shot was deflected in to win it for City.

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