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Robins wants another home draw

1 December 2012

City boss wants another date at the Ricoh Arena for FA Cup third round after win over Morecambe

Coventry City boss Mark Robins will be hoping for a home draw in the FA Cup third round after watching his side continue their run in the competition with a 2-1 win over Morecambe at the Ricoh Arena.

Strikes from Gary McSheffrey, from the penalty spot, and Carl Baker were enough to see the Sky Blues into the hat although the Shrimps made it a tense final spell of the game after Kevin Ellison got one back for the visitors with 14 minutes to go.

City now carry the prospect of a tie with either Championship or Premier League opposition but Robins said he was more concerned with a draw at the Ricoh to give his side another opportunity to play in front of a home support.

"I want a home draw because it's another chance for us to play at the Ricoh Arena and another chance to play in front of our fans," he said.

"I'm not really concerning myself with who we get because we're more concerned with going as far as we can in the competition."

Robins made three changes to his side for the clash with Morecambe and he was full of praise for Chris Dunn, Adam Barton and Roy O'Donovan who stepped in for the ineligible David McGoldrick and James Bailey and the injured Joe Murphy.

"I thought Roy was a bit unlucky not to get on the score sheet to be honest because he worked his socks off, Adam was excellent at getting on the ball and dictating the pace of play and Chris Dunn had some big gloves to fill.

"When you are in a situation where you play your back-up goalkeeper you want them to be competent and he was certainly that so I'm delighted because being in the next round is the aim and we've achieved that.

"Morecambe are a tough nut to crack and I would probably have liked to have kept a clean sheet but one of my old players has scored a great goal.

"They then poured six up front looking for an equaliser but that's cup football and it was pleasing for me because we saw the game out."

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