Leon Lobjoit called up to face Morecambe in FA cup

05 December 2012 09:43

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has drafted Leon Lobjoit into his squad to face Morecambe in the FA Cup Second Round tomorrow.

The 17 year old midfielder joined City from Milton Keynes and impressed on his debut for the U21’s at Leicester City where he played for 58 minutes of a 3-2 victory.

The tough tackler, who has some of City FA Cup hero Lloyd McGrath qualities about him, has continued to impress in U21 matches and City Youth’s FA Cup ties against Shrewsbury Town and Oldham Athletic and scored against Birmingham City U21’s recently.

City boss Mark Robins told the Coventry Telegraph’s Andy Turner: He’s a talented boy who the Academy have been tracking for about two years and we had an opportunity to take him from MK Dons so he’s our player.”

Coventry City midfielder Franck Moussa feels that if the Sky Blues can beat Morecambe in their FA Cup Second Round tie, then exciting things are around the corner.

Speaking to the Coventry Observer’s Steve Carpenter about Saturday’s home tie against the League Two side, Moussa said: “ The FA Cup is magic. “There is a chance to play against teams that you don’t normally play against on a regular basis so why not give it a go, give it your best and push yourself to try and finds that experience that you look forward to.

“If we beat Morecambe, then we could be the underdogs for a change in the Third Round but at the moment, we are just taking each step one at a time and if we beat Morecambe then exciting times could be around the corner.”

Source: DSG