Coventry managed to enter into the draw for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round after 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers. This was also the club’s first win in the last four matches, which made it more special for manager Steven Pressley. He would be hoping that his players managed to take this form into the league campaign, where they have only one victory in the five matches. As result of this victory, Coventry are unbeaten in the last five matches, while also conceding only one goal in the last three.
Pressley had a number of youngsters in the starting line-up against Wycombe in a move that was clearly designed to see the best team for the league campaign. After a goalless first half, McQuoid managed to get on the scoresheet and take his team into the next stage of the competition. It was vitally important for Coventry considering that they were recently knocked out of the League Cup in the first round. The confidence provided from these results is likely to help in the next two home matches against Gillingham and Yeovil Town. This was after three consecutive away matches in two different competitions.
Pressley says that it was certainly not a great performance from his team because they were not allowed to play their game by the opposition, but he is happy to get the result nonetheless.
“In terms of the fluency of our football I don’t think it was brilliant. That is credit to Wycombe who really pressed us and forced us into making mistakes at times but ultimately football is about winning games and getting results. Coming here with such a young squad and getting a win is a terrific result for us. Eleven of our 16 players are academy-based players and nine from the 11 that finished the game is probably a record for Coventry City, which is outstanding,” said Pressley.