Coventry City tie not worth thinking about, says Holleran

Leamington's FA Cup vanquishers Worcester City have been drawn to face Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena in the first round of the FA Cup.
Leamington's FA Cup vanquishers Worcester City have been drawn to face Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena in the first round of the FA Cup.

Leamington boss Paul Holleran has admitted “there wouldn’t have been anything bigger” than drawing Coventry City away in the FA Cup first round.

However, he said Brakes cannot afford to dwell on what might have been ahead of a Conference North clash with the lucky recipients of that tie on Saturday.

Worcester City’s reward for beating Leamington and then Greenwich Borough is a visit to the Ricoh next weekend and Holleran said he is delighted for Carl Heeley’s side.

“They went through and they deserved it and that’s the end of the matter,” said Holleran.

“There wouldn’t have been anything bigger for Leamington than to have drawn Coventry at the Ricoh but it’s something you can’t even think about.

“I hope Worcester have a great day and they might even cause an upset.”

Meanwhile, Holleran has confirmed that goalkeeper Neil Collett will not be seen back at the New Windmill.

The arrival of Mats Morch on loan from Derby County followed hot on the heels of a bad mistake from Collett in the defeat to Stockport and spelled the end of the road for the former Nuneaton Town number one.

“I had a chat with Neil and we felt it best that he moved on,” said Holleran.

“He hadn’t played for a while and we gave him an opportunity to play at this level for 15 games or so.

“He did okay but there are areas where we felt we needed more.

“The defence has been a bit of a problem and we thought a more mobile and vocal goalkeeper would help.”