BOSS Ashley Vincent hailed FA Vase hero Marco Adaggio as the example for City to follow in pursuit of a Wembley final.

The striker snaffled his double in the first half of City's 2-1 triumph over Midland Football League (MFL) rivals Coventry United to reach the last 16 on Wednesday.

Since returning in mid-October, Adaggio has gradually built up his match fitness to weigh in with nine goals in 10 starts and five substitute appearances.

And having teed up a trip to Atherstone Town in round five, Vincent will be calling on the experience of a crowd-favourite who made himself a firm favourite when City plied their trade in non-league's second tier.

"There has to be a special mention for Marco Adaggio," said Vincent.

"He scored two fantastic goals but his attitude to the game at his age and at the levels he’s played at, I think he epitomises what we need to go further in this competition.

"We have fantastic players that perform in big moments. I know I have players that, when it’s tough and it’s tight, I know I have the keys, it’s just whether they will unlock the doors and most of the time this season they have."

The salvo came after a shaky start in which Sam Hall found his own net to hand the Red and Greens the initiative but Vincent was never overly concerned.

"What we have shown massively over the past two, three months is massive character," he added.

"I don’t want it to be the case but when we do go behind it doesn’t overly concern me, I know I have the players who can probably go up another level and get us out of trouble.

"I didn’t think it was a spectacle by any means but what I did see was plenty of heart and a want to win and I thought they were worth every bit of their victory.

"It’s typical us. It never seems to faze them, we never seem to know when we’re beaten and they always go until the end.

"I looked my players in the eye before the game and they were up for it and they went and hammered that home. They deserved to get through no doubt about that.

"We are a group, a squad. We pick what we think is the best side to win individual games and then we go out together.

"Even when I put the subs on, I don’t underestimate the part they play and if we go and win something and have great days it’s not about great individuals, it’s about a collective."

City host Sporting Khalsa in MFL Premier Division on Saturday (3pm).