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'We don't want an upset' - Pressley

8 November 2013

As City face a League Two side tonight, Steven Pressley doesn't want his City side to make any headlines...

The world's oldest cup competition, the FA Cup, is renewed for it's special romance. 

With famous shock results throughout the years, as City fans will remember in 1989 when non-league side Sutton United beat the Sky Blues 2-1 in the FA Cup third round, the competition captures the imagination of football fans around the world. 

As the game live on BT Sport, people will be watching in the hope of witnessing an upset but Coventry City manager Steven Pressley wants the complete opposite.

Read the full match preview here....

The City boss would like to see none of the special romance at Kingsmeadow tonight, but a professional performance followed by a positive result.

Pressley said: "It is a really intriguing and difficult competition. A lot of people will see us as favourites on the night and we will have to deal with that.

"When you're up in Scotland, looking down, it is a terrific tournament. Of course, we have the Scottish FA Cup but it really doesn't have the upsets you witness in the FA Cup.

"With the lower tiers in English football very strong, I doubt you get the upsets you get in the FA Cup anywhere else in the world and that is why it captures everyone's imagination.

"If we approach the game as we normally do, it is a game we should win. We know it will be difficult game for us but hopefully there will be no upset witnessed and we get a professional job done."

The Dons come into the game having beat high-flying Rochdale at Spotland last weekend, as Sammy Moore and Andy Frampton scored second-half goals to secure the 2-1 win.

With both of their goals coming from set-plays, Pressley is wary of their aerial threat. 

He added: "We have worked hard this week to make sure the players saw some of the footage from AFC Wimbledon as we aren't to familiar with their side.

"We have been able to point out some key aspects of their play and the players should be prepared to face the Dons. They come into the game having beat Rochdale which was a terrific result.

"They work their set-plays very well and have some very good loan players. They scored both their goals from set-plays against Rochdale so we have to make sure that doesn't happen.

"Set-plays, at any given time on the football pitch, even the contest up. With that in mind, we have to make sure we are absolutely focused on set-plays." 


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