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Pressley hails his players after outstanding performance

27 February 2016

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Boss was delighted with today's win at the Ricoh Arena

Steven Pressley hailed his Fleetwood Town players for an outstanding performance this afternoon as they beat Coventry City.

The former Sky Blue boss enjoyed a winning return to the Ricoh Arena, as second half goals from Wes Burns and David Ball won the game.

Burns put the Cod Army ahead with a diving header from inside the box before substitute Marcus Tudgay levelled soon after coming on.

But Ball had the last laugh with a superb strike into the top corner from 20 yards, which left keeper Reice Charles-Cook with no chance.

Pressley said: “I’m very proud of the players today. I thought the reaction was terrific after the setback we had at Rochdale on Tuesday evening.

“I’ve talked a lot about momentum, and after winning last Saturday we wanted to win on Tuesday as well but that wasn’t to be.

“To take six from nine though is a good achievement, and it wasn’t just the win today that impressed me, it was the manner of it too.

“It’s difficult as a manager to individualise any player after such a performance, because it was one of real quality.

“It was a game of transition and about who was going to produce the best quality on the transition.

“The only disappointment that I have is that it was only 2-1 in the end, because it should have been much, much more than that.

“We had so many good moments to capitalise on and we didn’t do that. I’m delighted with the group though.

“The other really pleasing thing was after dominating for so long in the second half and going a goal ahead, we were then pinned back but the response from the players was brilliant."

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