Ricoh Arena

Next Game

Coventry v Peterboro

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Boundary Park

Last Game

Oldham 4 - 1 Coventry

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet League 1

Abbey fires Sky Blues warning

Coventry can expect no easy ride against Arlesey in Saturday's FA Cup first-round tie, according to their manager Zema Abbey.

Last Updated: 01/11/12 at 12:50

Abbey: Forewarns Coventry

Abbey: Forewarns Coventry

The Bedfordshire club, who ply their trade in the the seventh tier of English football, travel to the Ricoh Arena for arguably the biggest match in their 121-year history.

Abbey, a former striker who came up against the Sky Blues on a couple of occasions during his playing career, said: "We're in the hat. What I'm trying to say to my lads is if you strip the game down, there have been giantkillings, it is a typical David and Goliath scenario.

"Normally where the upsets happen are where the non-league side are at home, we are away. We'll obviously go there with a game plan, we'll go there to definitely not lose a game of football.

"And it's just going to be luck and down to the Gods on the day, what frame of mind Coventry are in and obviously our game plan.

"I wouldn't try and predict what's going to happen but we have got good players in our side, a lot of ex-pros, a lot of younger players who I think one day will forge a good career - whether in the league or non-league circuit. So we'll go there, give a good account of ourselves and come 4.45pm we'll know whether we're still in the hat or not."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Premier League: Ronald Koeman looking at European challenge sparked by Dusan Tadic

Ronald Koeman believes Dusan Tadic can spark Southampton into a challenge for Champions League football next season.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini confident Joe Hart will sign new Manchester City deal

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he is confident that England goalkeeper Joe Hart will sign a new contract.

Premier League: Garry Monk puts Stoke furore behind him

Swansea boss Garry Monk is keen to focus on weekend opponents Leicester after a stormy week for him personally.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property