Boro boss targets Emirates FA Cup progress...
BORO get our Emirates FA Cup campaign underway on Saturday as we play host to King’s Lynn Town in the second qualifying round (kick-off 3.00pm).
Our visitors have made a solid start to the season and slipped to their first defeat of the campaign at the hands of Royston Town on Tuesday evening.
They beat Coleshill Town 4-1 in the previous round.
“We hope that the FA Cup can be a positive distraction and a catalyst in turning around our fortunes,” admitted Boro boss, Tommy Wright. “The FA Cup is a competition that every footballer across the land wants to be a hero in. Every year there is an underdog that throws up a few surprises and that is what makes this competition so special and exciting.
“Despite suffering their first League defeat of the season in midweek, King’s Lynn have had a great start to the season and I’m sure they will be aiming for promotion.
“They have a lot of players that I am familiar with as well as some experienced, older heads in their side.
“It will be a tough test for us, but one that we are looking forward to and will face with relish.”
In the opposition dug-out will be Ian Culverhouse, whose playing career saw him appear at the top-level, most notably for Norwich City, for whom he made over 300 appearances.
"We've got nothing to lose at Nuneaton,” he said. “We're not expected to win but we need to play better than we did in our last game on Tuesday and hopefully we can grind out a result.
“It's about us; I don't care who we play as long as we perform, I've had them watched the last couple of games so I know their strengths and weaknesses.
“Hopefully we can get back to winning ways.”
Admission prices have been reduced for this game. They are, as follows: £10 (adults), £8 (concessions), £3 (youngsters aged 11-16) and FREE for accompanied youngsters aged ten and under.
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Updated 09:34 - 15 Sep 2017 by OL 2