FA Cup stars told to focus on promotion

CHELMSFORD City boss Glenn Pennyfather has told his players to ignore any thoughts of a FA Cup giantkilling as they return to league action tonight.

Just 48 hours after City booked their place in the second round of the famous competition, they host Boreham Wood in the Blue Square Bet South.

And it is league points - rather than a date at Wycombe Wanderers later this month - that Pennyfather is purely focusing on.

The manager said: “Immediately after Saturday’s game, I told the players to get their focus back on our main objective, which is winning the league.

“We’ve got to get back to winning ways and although I thought we were unlucky against St Albans last Monday, we need to take our chances and get a result.”

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Chelmsford go into tonight’s 7.45pm kick off again without David Rainford (hamstring) and Rob Edmans (groin) while defender Adam Tann is to see a specialist to assess whether an operation is required on his broken cheek.

Boreham Wood visit the Melbourne Stadium having started to show they can adapt to life in the Blue Square South having after promotion last season. They will include former City player Mario Noto in their ranks.

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While Pennyfather will put any thoughts of the FA Cup match at Wycombe to the back of his mind, he admitted he was disappointed not to get a second round home match in yesterday’s draw.

The City boss said: “We will do our homework and while you cannot get much more underdogs than us, the players will believe they can do well.

“We know we will take a lot of supporters to Wycombe as our fans have been excellent during the cup run.”

Chelmsford booked their place in the second round for the first time in 24 years with a 3-2 win against Hendon on Saturday after playing the whole of the second half with 10 men.

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