Bristol City-Coventry: Sky Blues better equipped for Robins rematch

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley insists that his Sky Blues side will be better physically equipped for Wednesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern area semi-final rematch with Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

The Sky Blues lost 3-1 at home to the League One leaders at the Ricoh Arena in mid-October.

But, since the embarrassment of losing in the FA Cup first round to non-league Worcester City a month ago, Pressley has tightened things up at the back - his team have now conceded just one goal in three games.

"We are better equipped now," he told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

"We have a greater physicality in the team. That has been evident in the number of clean we sheets we have kept lately. Also, we're only two rounds from Wembley - that has to be a motivation."

This is only Coventry's third JPT campaign since dropping into League One at the start of 2012-13, with their best performance coming under Mark Robins two seasons ago, when they lost to eventual winners Crewe Alexandra in the northern final.