FOOTBALL: COVENTRY City goalscorer Jack Grimmer believes a run in the FA Cup can inspire the Sky Blues to success in League Two.
The 23-year-old, who joined City in the summer, scored a superb individual goal from 18 yards after dribbling towards Stoke City’s penalty area unchallenged.
He then unleashed a powerful right-footed effort, beating Jack Butland at his near post.
Grimmer’s strike followed Jordan Willis’ first half header, which was cancelled out by Charlie Adam’s strike from the penalty spot shortly into the second half.
Coventry will find out their fourth round opponents on Monday night.
The result provided the biggest FA Cup upset of the day, and Grimmer was delighted to have scored the winning goal.
“Anyone that says the FA Cup isn’t what it used to be should look at the results today and passion, they’ll soon realise the competition is still right up there,” said Grimmer.
“The league is about consistency but in the FA Cup anything can happen.
“A cup run can help our league form.
“We’ve said in the showers we now need to focus on Exeter. That’s our main focus.
“However we will be watching the draw. I’d take Manchester United.”
Coventry now have three weeks to prepare for their fourth round tie after Grimmer’s winner.
And it took the Scot a moment to realise he had hit the back of the net.
He said: “It took me a while to realise it went in.
“It was an incredible feeling.
“The atmosphere today was superb, and credit to the fans for that.
“With the chances we had in the first half we always believed we could win.
“We knew they (Stoke) would get chances in the second half due to the quality they have up front. Every player deserves to be in a Premier League side, they have strength in depth.
“But luckily none of their substitutes made an impact today.”