Gary Caldwell has given his thoughts as City prepare for a Carabao Cup crunch clash with Luton Town at St James Park.
City have the opportunity to match their memorable run from 1989/90, but must defeat a top tier side for the first time since toppling Leicester City in the 1980/81 FA Cup.
To do that, the Grecians must improve on a disappointing week which saw defeats in the EFL Trophy and league, and Caldwell has full confidence in his side.
"I was frustrated after Oxford and the players were too - we played well in parts but not so well in other - but it is a good thing to have such a big game straight away," he said.
"I think there is always pressure at this football club because we set ourselves high standards and we believe we can win every game. We are definitely underdogs because we are playing a Premier League team and we have to put pressure on ourselves to perform and be the best we can be. Tuesday will be no different.
"The main thing is we focus on ourselves."
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