Coventry City slipped further down the table after a 2-1 defeat against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday. The defeat raised further questions about manager Steven Pressley’s ability to lead the team. They have taken just 13 points from the opening 12 matches of the season. The poor form has seen them take just one win in the last five and this too came in the football league trophy match against Exeter City. The financial troubles faced by the club are well known, but even then, they were expected to at least challenge for a play-off place.
The club seems far away from doing it right now, as they are already five points behind the final play-off place which is occupied by Chesterfield with 18 points. More than 1000 supporters made their way to the Crewe Alexandra stadium to support their team. Crewe Alexandra had a comfortable evening after going 2-0 up with just over 30 minutes on the clock. Even though Coventry pulled one back in the second half after an own goal from Grant, the sending-off of Flint with a second yellow card late in the second half ensured three points for the home team.
Coventry will be hoping to get some respite from this poor run of form when they host Bristol city at home this weekend. “There are no excuses, games like this are must win. It is my responsibility to ensure we start winning these games. The first half was poor, I was disappointed with certain aspects, but not our work ethic. We didn’t win enough 50-50’s, we have to do better at that aspect of our game. In the second half we were much better and we imposed ourselves on the game,” said Pressley.