Hughes: I'm Sure Coventry Will Be Looking At This As A Possible Upset

Last updated : 04 January 2018 By CNS Sport/AO

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has said that he feelings that Coventry City will be looking at the FA Cup Third Round tie against The Potters as a possible upset.

“They’ve had a decent number of wins over the last few weeks, and I am sure they will be looking at the game as a possible upset,” said Hughes to Stoke City's club website

“We have to make sure that it doesn’t happen, and we need to get the job done.”

“It’s been a difficult situation for the club. Obviously, I don’t know the whole story and I don’t know where they stand at the moment.

“It’s not easy for him (Mark Robins, Hughes former Manchester United team mate) to manage them under those circumstances, but they’re on a good run of form at the moment and we need to be cautious of that.

"We have to make sure that when the home side get a bit of momentum and the home crowd start to get excited, that we nip that in the bud. We need to quell that optimism that a lower league side can get.

"We have to be professional enough to dissipate that feeling, and shift the momentum. If we recognise it early enough, we can do something about it."