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.