Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has said that he wants his team to be fitter and meaner next season. The club were expected to be one of the challenges for the promotion spot back into the Championship. However, they have fared extremely average in the League One season that just concluded. The club finished in the 15th position with 55 points on the board. This was just a couple of points above the relegation zone, which was a real possibility at one stage in the season. Pressley has said that he wants to avoid a repeat of the current campaign.

He has said that he wants to impart a winning culture at the club in order to get promotion. This will be done by first changing the training regime. He is thinking about introducing double sessions for the players during the normal weeks in order to make them extremely fit. The work towards next campaign will start from now itself, as Pressley has given post season training programs for the players. The club has revealed that they will be taking on Mansfield town in a friendly match at the start of the new campaign. This is the latest match to be added to the list.

“I want to create an environment here where we train really intensely. Next season we will include a number of double sessions in a normal week without a midweek game and Ryton will be a training ground where there are standards and professionalism expected from all of our players. That’s the type of culture I want here because I want to create a winning culture at this club and we’ll have to make changes in order to do that,” said Pressley. Coventry were extremely poor towards the back end of the season, as they failed to win any of their last five matches.