Marcus Hall has vowed his Coventry City team-mates will put on a better show in tonight's Carling Cup clash at Hereford United than the one they served up in their last outing, writes Brian Dick.
City gave a lacklustre display in last Friday's goalless draw with Leicester City and travel to Edgar Street knowing they have little to win and everything to lose.
With Hereford back into the Football League after ending their exile in the Conference last season the 30-year-old knows they will have to come out fighting against the League Two side.
"I suppose it's a no win situation because if you win then that is what people expect and if you lose then all hell breaks loose," Hall said. "But we are going to go there and try and put on a performance and give our all for the fans.
"The manager won't let us go on the back-foot, we've got to go there and put on a performance especially after our last game. We want to step-up our game and put on a good display and win the game."
The Leicester match was especially difficult to take for Hall, especially since it was on live television and in front of their own fans.
"We have to take the positives out of it and we didn't lose. We kept a clean sheet as well so we have to just move on from that.
"The game just didn't really seem to get started but in the last 20 or 25 minutes we started to get in the game a bit more but it wasn't a great match."
Meanwhile City midfielder Jay Tabb has been included in the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for the Uefa Under-21 European Championship qualifying clash with Belgium.
Tabb missed out on the Irish youngsters' impressive 2-0 win against Greece in Athens last week having sustained an abdominal injury after linking-up with his international team mates.
And Claus Jorgensen has also received an international call-up after being named in the Faroe Islands squad for the clash with Scotland at Celtic Park. The midfielder has also been included in the squad to face Lithuania along with the daunting trip to face France.
Off the pitch Coventry are set to make a £1 million move for Sheffield United striker Ade Akinbiyi as manager Micky Adams is in the market for a new forward.