MANAGER Carl Heeley is celebrating a new arrival on the eve of Worcester City’s big FA Cup clash at higher-graded Coventry City.

Mr Heeley has had a busy build-up to Sunday’s first-round tie after his third daughter, Mia, was born on Tuesday morning.

Mia, who was born in Worcester, weighed in at 5lbs 12oz and Mr Heeley is hoping wife Vicky will be able to watch the match at the Ricoh Arena.

“It has been a hectic week and I have not had much time to think about the football too much,” admitted Mr Healey.

“My wife went into labour on Sunday afternoon and she gave birth on Tuesday morning, so it has been a very busy few days.

“Mia weighed in at 5lbs 12oz and she is my third daughter – I have one from a previous relationship.

“I think I am getting on for a girls’ football team,” joked Mr Heeley.

Mr Heeley’s wife, Vicky, is a big football fan and is a former captain of Worcester City Ladies.

“Vicky is OK now and she is feeling is a lot better so, hopefully, she will be out of hospital soon,” he said.

“My wife loves football and really wants to come to the match on Sunday and she says that she does not want to miss it.”

Mr Heeley missed City’s training earlier week this but was involved in a special FA Cup day yesterday at Perdiswell Primary School.

He was joined by assistant manager Matt Gardiner and city club captain Ellis Deeney as children got a glimpse of the famous trophy.

He also helped to run a coaching session with some of the children.

Sunday’s first-round tie is one of eight matches featured in a special BBC Final Score programme, for which City will receive £12,500.

“We will have an extra training session on Saturday morning in preparation for the big match,” said Mr Heeley.

“There will be an FA Cup shock somewhere this weekend and we will be hoping that it’s Worcester City who pull it off.

“My wife and I have had our new arrival and, if we could secure an FA Cup shock at Coventry, it would be the perfect finish to a wonderful week.”