Coventry manager Mark Robins was delighted to see his side move into the FA Cup second round – and notch their first away win of the season – with a 2-0 success at Colchester.
Former FA Cup winners Coventry made comfortable progress into the second round of this season’s competition after a 2-0 victory at Colchester.
Colchester will hope to have forward Luke Norris available when they look to cause another upset in the FA Cup first round against Coventry.
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In-form Colchester overcame the fatigue of their midweek Carabao Cup exertions to pull off a deserved 3-2 win at Mansfield Town which delighted boss John McGreal.
Two goals in nine minutes late in the game saw in-form Colchester United win 3-2 at Mansfield.
Mansfield look set to be without injured captain Krystian Pearce for the visit of Colchester.
Pep Guardiola claimed it was too early to start thinking about winning the Carabao Cup for a third successive year, but his side showed few signs of weakness as they brushed aside Southampton 3-1 to reach the quarter-finals.
Colchester boss John McGreal described his side as “cool, calm and collected” after they advanced into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup for the second time in the club’s history and first since 1974.
Colchester came from behind to clinch a place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup for only the second time with a 3-1 win at League Two rivals Crawley.
Crawley must bounce back from a poor display against Swindon if they are to extend their Carabao Cup run with victory over Colchester.