full back David Burrows is ready to bury the ghost of a dreadful Sky Blues performance and
put a nail in the coffin of his former club Everton.
to their fellow strugglers on Sunday knowing that a win would put them within touching
distance of safety but also push the Goodison Park side closer to the drop.
Coventry have been to Goodison already this season when Everton sent them flying out of
the FA Cup. Burrows believes the memory of that will drive his current side on.
"We let ourselves down badly in the FA Cup. We didnt perform as we should
have done. We had beaten Leicester away from home with just 10 men in the previous round
but we didnt come close to that level at Everton.
"We had a great support from the fans that day and we let them down we
mustnt do the same again. We have now won four out of six games and that run has
come at the right time for us. We had needed to turn things around before our confidence
dipped and we seem to have done that.
"There is a massive incentive for both sides but we will also remember how we did
in the cup game and are determined not to repeat it."
Burrows, who had six success-packed years on the red side of Liverpool, played 19
league matches for Everton under Joe Royle and knows how desperate the Merseyside fans are
to see both clubs in the top flight.
"I think everyone is surprised to see them down there but, like winning,
struggling can become a cycle that is hard to break. Managers cant turn things
around as quickly as they would like. Walter Smith appears to have the money but it is not
always easy to get the players when you want them, for the price you want them.
"Offering good wages is no longer enough to attract the really top players, they
have to see a good chance of winning something.
"I dont know Walter but whenever I have heard him speak, he talks very good
sense and, of course, has lot of experience.
"We went there on the final day last season when they could have gone down and it
was very, very tense indeed. I am sure it will be the same again.
"My perfect scenario would be for us to win and be safe, and them stay in the
division but I will only have one priority on Sunday and that is to win all three points
Coventry could recall striker John Aloisi, who returns from suspension, while Steve
Froggatt could be back from the hamstring injury which ruled him out of Mondays 1-0
home win over Southampton.