SPOT OF BOTHER PAINS STEVEN

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By TLP Re­porter

COVEN­TRY manager Steven Press­ley has re­vealed his stance on pick­ing penalty tak­ers has changed with the Sky Blues hav­ing missed three of their four spot-kicks this term.

The for­mer Scot­land cen­tre-back had pre­vi­ously left it to his play­ers, but Gary Ma­dine’s miss against Yeovil last week­end leaves Coven­try with a 25 per cent suc­cess rate from 12 yards this sea­son. And Press­ley knows that must change.

“I learned a les­son in the early part of the sea­son when I al­lowed the play­ers to de­cide among them­selves at the time, be­cause some­times a player is more con­fi­dent than an­other,” he said.

“We’ve missed three from four this year which is a poor stat and some­thing we need to im­prove on be­cause we must bring more goals to the games.”

One of the lead­ing con­tenders to take over penalty-tak­ing du­ties is 20year-old striker Do­minic Sa­muel, who com­pleted his loan move from Read­ing this week. The for­mer Eng­land U19 in­ter­na­tional is set to stay at the Ri­coh Arena un­til April 28.

“I’m up for League One,” said Sa­muel.“I know what I can do.”

BLUES: Steven Press­ley

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