Pressley promises to turn Coventry around
NOTTS CO ..........2 COVENTRY ........2
COVENTRY boss Steven Pressley has vowed to return the club to their former glory after the Sky Blues ended a turbulent season with a point at Meadow Lane.
Tyrell Waite headed in his first goal for Notts County 11 minutes from the break before John Fleck equalised five minutes into the second half.
Notts were back in front just four minutes later thanks to Krystian Pearce but Franck Moussa struck late on to earn Coventry a draw, giving Pressley hope for the new campaign in the process.
“My job is to turn this football club around and get us moving in the right direction,” Pressley said. “I’m hugely motivated to do that.
“This club was a Premier League club, then it was a Championship club and they never really challenged in the Championship.
“Now it finds itself in League One.We have to work exceptionally hard over the summer to turn this club around and get our- selves challenging for promotion next year.
“There have been huge challenges for me. I knew what I was coming into. I came in hoping to gain promotion, but once the ten points went that became impossible.
“We penned them in for long periods.We just lost our way for 15 minutes.We were outstanding in the second half. We’re unfortunate not to have won.
“We scored two but we had numerous other opportunities. I’m very proud.”
Waite headed home a rebound after Alan Sheehan’s shot was parried by Chris Dunn before Fleck’s rasping shot drew the Sky Blues level soon after the interval.
But almost immediately after the restart Jeff Hughes’ header came back off the post leaving County’s Pearce to fire into an empty net.
However Coventry substitute Moussa’s sweet strike found the bottom corner in the 86th minute, leaving Notts boss Chris Kiwomya planning an overhaul to his side next season.
“I’m starting to rebuild, I’ll change the face of the team and try and get a team that can play,” he said.
“I found out what I wanted about the players that we have got in the team, so that helps me make decisions.
“I want 11 captains on the pitch for next season. Especially like this match, somebody needs to encourage the players to see matches out.
“I didn’t enjoy the last part of the game, we were just trying to hang in there towards the end. I thought we were tired.”