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'Carlisle will get the backlash' - Baker

18 February 2014

City captain Carl Baker also believes the Cumbrians will revel with the 'underdog' role...

Coventry City captain Carl Baker believes Carlisle United will 'get the backlash' from City's 3-0 defeat against Notts County.

The Sky Blues suffered their heaviest away league defeat of the season at Meadow Lane as goals from Hayden Mullins, Jimmy Spencer and Alan Sheehan sealed a 3-0 win for County.

With City's game against Bradford City called off at the weekend due to a waterlogged pitch, the City squad have had to wait for a chance to respond to the defeat.

Baker apologised to the fans who travelled to Nottingham but believes City will respond with a win tonight.

The City captain said: "It was a really poor performance. I don't think anyone on the team played at their best levels, including me.

"We can only apologise to the fans and the manager for that performance and it was disappointing to have the game at the weekend called off as we've been waiting for a chance to respond.

"I think Carlisle are going to get the back-lash. The lads are raring to go as we know we need to get a big win under our belts because we're better than what we shown at Notts County.

"We produced a brilliant performance against them earlier in the season and we'll be looking to repeat that."

The Cumbrians suffered a poor start to the season having failed to win in their first six games of the 2013/14 League One season.

Graham Kavanagh's side have rallied though and are currently placed 16th in the table having recorded a 1-0 win over Bradford City in their last match.

Baker believes the Cumbrians have reveled in the underdog role and believes it will be a tough game.

He added: "They had a difficult start to the season but have done really well since then under Graham Kavanagh. 

"They thrive on the role of the underdog and they're always a tough team to play when they're on form. 

"I'm sure they will be up for the game as we got a great win up there earlier in the season and they'll want to put that right."

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