Whitton boss Paul Bugg warns team of complacency ahead of Suffolk Senior Cup tie

Whitton boss Paul Bugg

Whitton boss Paul Bugg - Credit: Archant

Whitton United manager Paul Bugg has insisted that his side will not take any opposition lightly this campaign as they hope to regain the Suffolk Senior Cup.

Whitton lost on penalties to Ipswich Wanderers in the final of this competition last season and although they remain favourites to reach Portman Road once more this campaign, Bugg has insisted that his team won’t be underestimating opponents they may face.

“Being in the position we’re in we’re heavy favourites, and we know that but by no means will we be taking any game for granted,” said Bugg.

Whitton are enjoying a fine season in the Thurlow Nunn First Division so far this year and currently sit seven points pretty at the top of the table.

However, tomorrow’s last 16 tie against Kirkley & Pakefield reserves of the Anglian Combination Premier Division is a potential banana skin for the Greens.


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“We certainly won’t be resting on our laurels,” said Bugg.

“We’ll show them the respect which they deserve.

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“We’re approaching the game just like any other game – we know their strengths and weaknesses just like I expect them to know our strengths and weaknesses.”

And although Bugg said that promotion is the main aim for his side this season, he also wants to win back the Senior Cup.

“Anything in a cup competition is a bonus as far as I’m concerned but having said that we go into every game looking to win it.”

Whitton have a successful recent history in the competition having won it in 2011 and 2012 under previous manager Ian Brown.

Meanwhile, last season’s winners Ipswich Wanderers will have to wait until Tuesday to continue their defence of the cup when they travel to AFC Sudbury reserves.

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