BREAKING: FA Cup hero Steve Ogrizovic to lead the Sky Blues out at Wembley in Checkatrade Trophy final - The Coventry Observer

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BREAKING: FA Cup hero Steve Ogrizovic to lead the Sky Blues out at Wembley in Checkatrade Trophy final

Steve Carpenter 29th Mar, 2017 Updated: 29th Mar, 2017

COVENTRY City’s FA Cup-winning goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic will lead the Sky Blues out at Wembley at this Sunday’s Checkatrade Trophy final clash against Oxford United.

The popular goalkeeper, who made over 500 appearances for the Sky Blues between 1984–2000, played a key role in helping the club lift the FA Cup back in 1987.

Now 30 years on for the club’s finest hour, Ogrizovic will lead the team out onto the pitch this Sunday alongside manager Mark Robins.

Looking ahead to the final, Ogrizovic said: “It’s going to be a special day. We’re really looking forward to it.

“It’s been a disappointing season. We’re going to forget that. Let’s enjoy it and put a smile on fans’ faces. We’re not covering over the cracks.

“How will the team react in front of a full house at Wembley? How will Oxford react? Nobody knows.

“If we do go a goal down. Don’t drop heads. That’s what we did in our cup final.

“You don’t bring 40,000 to a cup final if there’s not a fan base. It’s a one club city. It’s unfortunate what’s happened – there’s so many reasons.

“At some stage this club will turn around. I get nervous for a golf game – you never know what’s going to happen. The adrenaline will be there. There will be a few nerves.”

Steve Ogrizovic pictured with fellow 1987 FA Cup winners Trevor Peake (left) and Dave Bennett (right). (s)

 

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