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"This competition is massive for the club. We want a cup-run this season." - Coventry City's Steven Pressley

12 August 2014

The City boss also admitted it can be difficult to prepare to face a side with so many changes from their last game...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes the Capital One Cup is 'extremely important' for City ahead of the Cardiff City game.

The Sky Blues are set to face the Bluebirds in the Capital One Cup tomorrow night as the Sky Sports cameras set up for Sixfields for the first-round tie.

The Bluebirds are set to make several changes for the game against the Sky Blues as Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he will field a different side to the one which drew 1-1 at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day.

The City boss admitted yesterday he might select Lee Burge for the game but has said don't expect too many changes from the side which played on the opening day against Bradford City.

Pressley said: "Every game we play is hugely important to the club and the Capital One Cup game is no different to us.

"It is expected that some of the bigger clubs in the early rounds of this competition field under-strength sides but we've never done that.

"The competition is massive for Coventry City Football Club. The interest a cup-run creates is a huge lift to any club and to the City.

"We saw the impact Bradford City's cup run had on the City and their fans so we will be looking to do the same with every competition."

The Bluebirds have plenty of options in their squad and Solskjaer admitted yesterday that Spanish striker Javi Guerra and Korean international Kim Bo-Kyung are set to face the Sky Blues.

With Cardiff City's large squad, the City boss admitted it can be difficult to prepare against teams with so many options.

He added: "I watched the Cardiff City game on Friday night and I was extremely impressed with what I saw. 

"Of course, the Cardiff manager has said that he might select a different team so there might changes from that game.

"Ole has got a very large squad so I'm sure he wants to give some of his players some game-time. We've just got to make sure we prepare ourselves in the right way.  

"If we make sure we're absolutely ready for the game, then there is no reason we can't get a result, whatever team we play."

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