The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Pippa Field

A DE­FI­ANT Steven Press­ley in­sists light is fi­nally ap­pear­ing at the end of the tun­nel for Coven­try – even as they face a fight to save their League One sta­tus.

The Sky Blues have only won twice in the league through De­cem­ber and Jan­uary, slip­ping down the ta­ble and caus­ing a sec­tion of fans to place Press­ley’s po­si­tion un­der scru­tiny.

How­ever the sea­son has not been with­out its highs – Coven­try moved back into the city and the Ri­coh Arena in Septem­ber.

And Press­ley, 41, who took charge of the club for the 100th time yes­ter­day, be­lieves the foun­da­tions for suc­cess are fi­nally com­ing to­gether.

“I have a to­tal be­lief in what we are do­ing and that we will get to the place I want us to get to – I have the ab­so­lute driv­ing courage for it,” he said.

“That’s the one thing no­body should un­der­es­ti­mate. I have been here for two years and I have faced ev­ery pos­si­ble chal­lenge go­ing in foot­ball and never hid from it once, and that re­mains the same.

“I am as de­fi­ant and driven as ever and I am ready for what­ever is put in my way.”

POS­I­TIVE: Steven Press­ley

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