SPOT OF BOTHER PAINS STEVEN
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