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'Barton is buzzing for the game' - Baker

7 November 2013

City captain Carl Baker also hopes to see the Sky Blues achieve a cup run this season....

Coventry City captain Carl Baker hopes to see this season's FA Cup run eclipse getting to the third round in the 2012/13 season.

The Sky Blues beat Arseley Town and Morecambe to set up a third round tie at White Hart Lane against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Clint Dempsey notched a brace and Gareth Bale added a third as City slipped to a 3-0 defeat in North London.

With City currently run an incredible run of form, which has seen them win five out of the last six league matches, confidence is high going into the first round match against AFC Wimbledon.

Baker wants to see City have a good cup run this season which means they will have to be at their best against the Dons.

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The 30-year old said: "Obviously, I have played in the competition for a number of years now but I've never really had the best of draws or luck.

"If I'm honest, last year was probably the best. Going to Tottenham was a great experience and something I'll never forget. 

"The result wasn't great but it was nice to play against the likes of Gareth Bale and all that. Hopefully this year, we'll do a little bit better.

"It will be nice to get another big team away from home as it is good for players like myself and the young lads as well.

"I think we can progress in this competition this season but we have to make sure we are at our best against AFC Wimbledon."


Despite admitting losing Fleck is a big loss, Baker says Barton 'has been buzzing all week' leading up to the game.

He added: "John (Fleck) has been one of our best players this season so he will definitely be a big loss for us.

"He contributes to the team on and off the ball week-in, week-out. But, having said that, it gives a real chance to Adam (Barton) to play in central midfield.

"We have got a lot of good players here who have had to be on the bench and it must be difficult for them.

"He will be in the position he prefers to play and he is really looking to this game. He has been buzzing all week in training so I'm sure he'll do a great job for the team."


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