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ELLIOT LEE INTERVIEW | “We’re going to give our all for a great performance and hopefully send the fans home happy.”

Elliot Lee spoke ahead of our FA Cup Third Round tie against Coventry City

6 January 2023

As Wrexham prepare to face Coventry City at the CBS Arena, Elliot Lee spoke proudly of Wrexham's chances against the Championship side.

When asked about the Wrexham squad's quality in going up against a side three leagues above, our number 38 recognised both the quality of our squad and the different challenge the Red Dragons would face.

Confidence is very high amongst the group at the minute. We’re playing well, we’re winning games.

"We don’t go into many games as underdogs in our league and so to be honest, it’s maybe a different approach for us, but one that we’re going to relish."

This isn't an ordinary Championship versus non-league side match-up, due to the abundance of players in the Wrexham squad who have played in the higher divisions.

"I don’t think Coventry will be taking us lightly."

"If you look around the [Wrexham] squad, there’s so much quality in every area of the pitch. From my experience of playing in the higher levels, it is a League One squad."

Lee has a breadth of experience playing in the Championship and thus against the Sky Blues, and so the challenge of playing at the CBS Arena won't be a first for all.

"I’ve played against them a few times and I know that they’re a solid, solid Championship side and so you’ve got to give them the respect they deserve."

The primary focus for everyone at Wrexham is to achieve promotion to the Football League at the end of the season.

Many people therefore think that the later rounds of cup games can be a distraction from the league, but Lee's differing perspective is a welcome one.

"The cup game is a nice distraction from the league."

"It’s quite a nice draw, Coventry away, and we’ve heard about all of the backing that we’re taking there. All the lads are raring to go."

Around 4,500 Wrexham fans will be making the trip to Coventry for this enticing FA Cup affair and it's clear through Lee's words that the squad feel more confident with the Wrexham fans standing tall behind them.

When asked on his own form, Lee remarked on the 'rhythm' he now felt, after starting so many games on the spin.

"Once you’ve played five or six games you’re in a rhythm and you just want it to keep going and going. That’s where I feel like I am now."

"Every game I play I feel fitter and stronger. I’m feeling really good at the minute and hopefully it’ll continue."

Performances from Lee in the past few months are of testament to this and everyone in red will be hoping such performances continue against Coventry.

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