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Neal on Coventry cup tie

28 October 2013

Dons boss believes his side will be big underdogs

says that an FA Cup run would provide a “massive boost” for AFC Wimbledon after the Dons were handed a first round tie against Coventry City.Neal Ardley 

Wimbledon were yesterday  drawn at home against the Sky Blues, a club currently doing well in League 1 after a 10-point deduction at the start of this season. It is an intriguing tie that pairs together 1988 FA Cup winners Wimbledon with the club that won it a year before.

Neal said: “My first thought was that it could have been a kinder draw. It will be tough because if you add on the 10 points that Coventry got deducted, then they would be in a play-off position. Steven Pressley is doing a great job in difficult circumstances. We will be big underdogs, but the positive for us is that we will be at home and it is the FA Cup. We have to do it justice.

“It is big for us in terms of priorities. Our aspirations for the season are for us to have a good league campaign, but if we could come through two or three rounds then it would be a massive boost for us. It could be a bonus and provide help for the club financially.”

     More details about this FA Cup tie will follow in due course on the official website. 

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