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'This club needs new heroes' - Pressley

7 November 2013

City boss Steven Pressley also wants to see his team to play at their best and avoid making any headlines...

Coventry City manger Steven Pressley has challenged his squad to 'make their own history' ahead of the FA Cup tie at AFC Wimbledon tomorrow night.

The Sky Blues have enjoyed a brilliant season so far in League One, winning nine matches and are now just three points of the play-off positions.

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However, 26 years later, City have had little success in the competition and Pressley wants his players to make an impression.

The City boss said: "I like to look on the achievements and the history of a football club because that is what the football club is built on.

"Having said that, it is up to us to begin making our own history. The club shouldn't always be recognised for the team of 1987 but much more than that.

"I think the players are determined to do that and I'm sure the fans would love new heroes. The cup win was a long time ago and it has been a long wait for them to taste any success.

"It'll be terrific if we could put some form of cup run together. I don't remember watching the '87 final but I have had to hear about it enough, I feel like I played in it!"

Pressley enjoyed great success in cup competitions as player, as he won the Scottish FA Cup three times with Rangers, Hearts and Celtic.

With the game live on BT Sport, the City boss believes his players have to be aware of the Dons' intensity.

He added: "It will be a difficult test for us as they have just recorded a really good win at Rochdale and will definitely have their confidence lifted from the game.

"League Two is a difficult division to play and they are only three points off the play-offs so we will have to be at our best if we are going to go through.

"There will an intensity about their play with the TV cameras there as that always adds something to the occasion.

"We don't want to be making any headlines. We have to go there and play our best, and if we do that, I am confident we will win."


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