Heeley urges side to step up to FA Cup test - The Worcester Observer

Heeley urges side to step up to FA Cup test

Worcester Editorial 11th Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley is looking for his players to bounce back from last weekend’s ‘off day’ and secure their place in the next round of the FA Cup.

City’s unbeaten league run came to an abrupt end with a 4-0 defeat at Stockport and Heeley’s men will be looking for a quick response when they take on Rugby Town at Aggborough in the third qualifying round, tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm kick off).

“You are going to lose football games, that’s inevitable, but it is how we bounce back that counts,” he said.

“We have a home draw against a lower ranked opposition, but that doesn’t guarantee it’s going to be easy by any stretch. It’s going to be another tough game and we will be on our guard from the off.

“The players were all disappointed last week and the best they can do is go out on Saturday (tomorrow) and get the win.

“It’s fairly obvious the financial rewards that are available for us with a good cup run, and from a football point of view it gives the players a chance to get a bit of exposure and maybe on the TV.

“But it’s one game as a time and they (Rugby Town) will be just as determined to get through as we are.”

Elsewhere, City’s youth team have been drawn to face Rugby Town youth in the FA Cup third qualifying round, after a brace from James Lemon sealed a 2-0 victory over Boldmere St Michaels.

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