Grant: Pompey must keep focus

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Portsmouth manager Avram Grant has warned his Barclays Premier League relegation battlers they cannot afford to lose focus for one moment in Tuesday night's FA Cup third-round replay at Coventry.

The beleaguered south-coast club take a break from their relegation dogfight against the Coca-Cola Championship side, who earlier this month earned a 1-1 draw.

"This is the FA Cup and anything can happen in a one-off game - just look at Leeds winning at Manchester United," Grant said.

"But we need to concentrate on our game and make sure we perform to the best of our ability on the night.

"I am confident that we have the quality in the team to get the result and move into the next round."

The Portsmouth boss added: "Although we all know that Premier League survival is the priority, everyone at the club wants to win this match.

"We always want to win every game we play - it is a good habit to get into."

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