John Coleman knows his side need to improve if they are to pull off an FA Cup shock against Leeds on Saturday after their 1-0 extra-time win against National League side Boreham Wood in the third round replay.

The visitors took the Reds all the way and only a 97th-minute penalty from Tommy Leigh separated the sides after extra time.

Zak Brunt caught Shaun Whalley in the area and Leigh despatched his 11th goal of the campaign.

Boreham Wood piled the pressure on in the final 10 minutes of extra-time but could not find the elusive equaliser.

“I am delighted with the result but I can’t say I am delighted with the game,” said Coleman.

“I have to take my hat off to Luke Garrard, his team were magnificent in their approach to the game. They were whole-hearted and pushed us every inch of the way, they never backed down.

“There was nothing in the game and it was harsh for either team to lose so I really feel for him.

“But we have got to improve, we have to find a way at home to try and emphasise and impress our style on the game, although that will be tough against Leeds. We will try though.

“It is a massive boost to be in the fourth round and financially it might allow us to get one or two other reinforcements to the squad.

“Saturday is all about a day out for the fans, that will take care of itself.”