Scotsman took charge of his first Town gameSteven Pressley was pleased with his side’s display against Coventry City this afternoon despite slipping to a late reverse at Highbury.
In what was manager Pressley’s first game in the dugout as Town boss, Richard Wood’s cruel own goal in the 89th minute won the game for the Sky Blues.
Youngsters Nick Haughton and Ash Hunter were both handed starts by the former City boss, while Joe Davis also made his first team debut on-loan from Leicester City.
After the game, Pressley said: “I don’t want the hard luck story to be the case at this Club. I want us to get what we deserve and work as hard as we can.
“We had several really good opportunities and we needed to take something from the game. We’ve only kept one clean sheet in 13 or 14 game and that’s something we need to improve on.
“We were very close to keeping our second clean sheet today, and considering the length of time we’ve worked with the players that would have been a good result.
“It wasn’t to be and we have to work hard this week on making sure we get those important victories and start some momentum.
“In aspects our performance today was very good. I thought players grasped certain details very well but still need to improve in terms of countering.
“We didn’t counter in the manner I’d hoped we could, but that work will come and we’ll continuously improve on that.
“As a team our shape was good and we limited Coventry to very few chances. There’s certainly a foundation to build on.
“When we do have moments in games though we have to make sure we score. Nick had a chance at the start of the second half, Bally has had a chance so too one or two others.
“I thought Jamie Proctor did very well for us, especially in the second half. I spoke to him at half time about how he needed to give us greater length to the game.
“He imposed himself on the game and the two young lads (Nick and Ash) have a lot of potential and I’m really excited about them.”