Blues don't have fears

LOWESTOFT Town players have the ability to steer a path into the first round of the FA Cup according to joint manager Micky Chapman.

Blues don't

have fears

LOWESTOFT Town players have the ability to steer a path into the first round of the FA Cup according to joint manager Micky Chapman.

The Trawler Boys are in the west country today to take on Conference North outfit Gloucester City with the winners knowing they could potentially come up against the likes of Leeds United, Charlton Athletic, Southampton or even Norwich City when the draw is made tomorrow afternoon.

And although Ryman League Division One North side Lowestoft play two leagues below their rivals, Chapman believes his side have a chance of causing a cup shock.

“We're all up for it, we're all looking forward to it and all I can say is we'll do our best to give everything we can to stay in this competition to achieve what we want to achieve and that's to stay in the hat for the next round,” Chapman said.

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“It's not going to be easy.

“All of us believe in the lads in their ability. They've got bags of hunger, bags of ability and bags of enthusiasm and if you take that into every game, as we have this season, and get a little bit of Lady Luck you need in every competition.

“We'll be doing our utmost to be in the hat.”

Town's 18-man squad stayed in Swindon last night as preparation for today's tie at Cirencester, where the Tigers have played since their ground was completely flooded three years ago and the club faced a bill of more than �100,000 for the ground be restored.

And Chapman says the overnight stay is part of the best possible preparations they can provide for their squad.

“We're trying to make the preparation as good as we can and as professional as we can,” he said.

“We're going up the night before so the boys can relax and the build up to the game is relaxed and their minds are on it.

“They're a good side. They play in two league higher than us and we know it's going to be tough.

But it doesn't hold any fear for us going there.”

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