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"This club has got a proud history in the competition and we want to go and test ourselves." - Coventry City's Ben Stevenson

4 November 2016

Ben Stevenson remains focussed as City try and turn their league form in to a meaningful cup run...

19-year old Ben Stevenson will get his first taste of senior FA Cup action on Sunday, when the Sky Blues travel to League Two outfit Morecambe. 

The midfielder has experienced an exponential rise to fame over the past few months, scoring his first professional goal for the Sky Blues and churning out performances that have made him indispensable to the side. 

Stevenson has been a firm part of the starting XI under caretaker boss Mark Venus, and is benefitting from a more consistent role in the team. He said: “At the minute I’m really enjoying myself, playing at the Ricoh in front of the home crowd has been great. The fans have been really welcoming. 

“We aren’t taking it lightly on Sunday, we’re going there to win. This club have got a big history in the competition and we want to go and test ourselves against the higher leagues. 

“We’ll be aware of the impact of the cup, and how many upsets there are along the way so we won’t be treating it any differently.”  

As a team, the Sky Blues have amassed 13 points from the last six league encounters and the Academy graduate is keen to take that momentum in to their upcoming cup contests. 

He added: “We’ve gone on a five or six game run, except the Charlton game, so we go in to Sunday with a lot of confidence. Hoping to build on that momentum.

“It’s a big lift, but we’re definitely not where we want to be at the moment. We need to try and keep pushing towards the play-offs, we’re only five points off now.

“The manager is trying to keep our feet on the ground, but anyone is capable of beating anyone in this league. We beat Rochdale last week who had won six on the bounce and we’re now starting to compete physically. 

“We realised we needed to start performing a lot better, we’re all gelling better and playing as a team.”

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