‘We expect better and got lads who want to put it right’ – City of Liverpool want winning FA Cup start

City of Liverpool manager Michael Ellison has insisted that his players want to “put it right” after failing to get off to a winning start in their opening two games.

He says it is a big game and one that should they win will come as a relief to everyone at the club.

The Purps host Emley in the Extra-Preliminary Round of the FA Cup as they eye a place in the First Qualifying Round.

Despite a winless start, Ellison has faith in his player to show their quality and have the chance to do so in England’s biggest cup competition.

But he is under no illusions that despite the difference in league positions and steps in the pyramid that it will be an easy game.

“We’ve been in the game long enough to know, you need that first win, I think everyone will breathe a sigh of relief,” he told Off The Park.

“We knew it was going to be hard, we knew it was going to be tough with a new squad, we’ve got injuries, it’s a number of things but the games come thick and fast.

“It’s a big game, a game we want to win as they all are, it’s the FA Cup so there’s something special about it.

“We’ve come against two sides we know are tough, one we feel we should’ve won, one we got what we deserved which is what we deserved which was nothing.

“We told them in no uncertain terms we expect better and we’ve got a group of lads who want to put it right, we’ll be trying to do everything we can to do that.

“We’re two games in, we don’t get carried away when we win and we don’t when we lose.

“I think we saw what Marine, Skem done [last year], it’s achievable. It’s good to see teams in our division, show the lads and go ‘look, if you work hard, you can go on a cup run’ it’s a chance for the club to get some much needed funds and one we really want to win.

“It’s not going to be easy they got a good result against Congleton in the last round so it’s going to be difficult.”

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