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Pressley hails hard-fought win

Steven Pressley hailed Coventry's fighting spirit after their 1-0 victory over Stevenage ended a four-match winless run.

Dan Seaborne netted the only goal of the game midway through the second half and even though Callum Wilson missed a late penalty, the Sky Blues held on for a win which moved them six points clear of the relegation zone.

Pressley reserved special praise for Anton Robinson, who joined City on loan from Huddersfield at the start of this week.

"That will be good for the confidence of the group and it is important in moving us away from the relegation zone," Pressley said.

"I am really pleased because that was not a typical Coventry City performance this season. It was a different type of performance.

"That clean sheet was really important at this stage of the season and there was real courage and determination not to lose a game of football.

"When you change the system and you win, you can say it is successful but it was up to me to come up with a solution to us conceding goals and I thought we looked more solid but I needed the players to do everything I asked of them.

"Anton Robinson came in and gave a wonderful performance and was everything I spoke about before the game. He will be a crucial signing for us at this stage of the season."