20th Jan, 2019

Focus back on league for City with Leamington trip

Worcester Editorial 31st Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AFTER securing a dream FA Cup tie away to Coventry City, Worcester City turn their attention back to the league tomorrow (Saturday) when they travel to Leamington.

Carl Heeley’s men will face the Warwickshire outfit for the third time in less than a month after overcoming them over two legs in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

Ellis Deeney and Danny Jackman were on hand in a 2-0 win at Aggborough following a 1-1 draw at The New Windmill Ground.

The Blue and Whites head to The Brakes on an unbeaten run of seven games in all competitions, winning five of those and securing victory in their last three on the spin.

Tristian Dunkley made his return in the FA Cup success over Greenwich Borough after dislocating his shoulder at the beginning of the month, and Mike Symons looks set to return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

In stark contrast to their Midlands rivals, Leamington have now lost four of their last six league games and find themselves three places behind Heeley’s side.

Paul Holleran’s men will be looking to avenge their FA Cup defeat, which subsequently led Worcester on their way to that tie with 1987 winners Coventry.

Speaking after the success over Greenwich, captain Deeney said his side knew they would be in for a tough afternoon in Leamington.

“It will be a hard game, a physical game,” he said. “We have just got to get the ball down and do what we do best, we play football, just keep the ball moving, not let them get close to us and get our shots off.

“I am definitely confident, they have just lost one of their good players Richard Batchelor so I do think we can go there and get the win.

“We have shown we are a good side. Some of the boys can lose a bit of self-confidence when things aren’t going well but we started this season off well, going through the cup, and we have started to gain more confidence.”

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