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Baker looking for revenge on former club

29 November 2012

Captain Carl Baker is hoping to get one over his former club Morecambe...

Coventry City captain Carl Baker will be happy to welcome his former club Morecambe to the Ricoh Arena, but doesn’t want to send them home happy.

The Sky Blues midfielder spent one season in Lancashire with the Shrimps and made 42 appearances, scoring ten goals before moving on to Stockport County.

The 30-year old is looking forward to facing his former club but is fully focused on leading Coventry into the third round.

The City skipper said: “I have some really happy memories from my time at Morecambe and shared some great times at that club.

“I have still got a lot of good friends up there and I’m not going to lie but when I was watching them against Rochdale in the replay, I was willing them on and I was really happy to see them get through.

“It is going to be really nice to welcome them to the Ricoh Arena. Obviously we played them once before and we got beat up there which we remember well and we want to put that right. 

“Hopefully, they will come down and have an enjoyable day as it is a great place for teams to come and I am sure they are looking forward to it.

“But, we’re aiming to make sure they don’t continue any further in the competition.”

In the only previous meeting between the two sides, City lost 2-0 in the first game at Morecambe’s Globe Arena in the League Cup two seasons ago.

Jordan Clarke, Nathan Cameron, Richard Wood, Chris Hussey, Roy O’Donovan and Baker all featured in that game, and Baker says they are eager to get their revenge.

He added: “The lads have been talking about that game and we all know we owe them one. To be honest, I think we are a better team than the one which travelled to Morecambe that night.

“We had a lot of youngsters in that side and it wasn’t the strongest team because it was only the second game of the season. We are going to put a strong team out this week so we are expecting a positive result.

“It is our stadium as well which makes a big difference as I remember that game a few years ago was their first ever game at their new home.

“We expect them to be well up for it coming to the Ricoh but they will have a nice look around, enjoy the stadium, enjoy the pitch but then go home sad.”

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