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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Maidenhead United - City face non-league side Maidenhead at the Ricoh.

The Sky Blues host the Magpies in the FA Cup First Round...

4 November 2017

The Sky Blues begin their 2017-18 FA Cup campaign by welcoming Maidenhead United to the Ricoh Arena.

The Magpies will be making an impressive fifth first round appearance in the last twelve years after Ryan Upward's 91st minute strike gave them a 2-1 victory over Havant and Waterlooville in the last round

Coventry on the other hand will go into the clash on the back of last weekend's impressive 3-0 away victory over league leaders Luton Town and with only Tony Andreu out injured as he still recovers from the injury set to keep him out for thee majortiy of the season

Sunday will see two former FA Cup winning players go head to head in the dugouts. Alan Devonshire won the cup with West Ham United in 1980, ten years before Mark Robins lifted the trophy with Alex Ferguson's Manchester United.

The Opponents

Maidenhead boast two full Montserrat internationals amongst their first team. James Comley and Adrian Clifton both featured in thier countries 4-3 aggregate defeat to Curacao in 2015.

Former Arsenal prospect Rene Steer is likely to start at left-back. The 27-year-old was named in the 18-man squad by Arsene Wenger nine times but failed to ever make a first team appearance before moving on to Gilllingham and Oldham.

Coventry Last 5 First Round Ties

Morecame 1-1 Coventry City (REPLAY: Coventry City 2-1 Morecambe)

Coventry City 1-2 Northampton Town

L Coventry City 1-2 Worcester City

AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Coventry City

Coventry City 3-0 Arlesey Town

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