Gaffer looks ahead to Fylde clash…
By Matty Paddock - 01/11/2017
Posted 5 months ago
JOHN EUSTACE wants his players to continue enjoying their Emirates FA Cup experience as the latest round takes them to AFC Fylde on Saturday.
The reds have already progressed through three rounds to make it this far, ahead of the weekend trip to Mill Farm.
Having twice overcome ‘lower’ opposition, the team duly dispatched higher-graded opposition in the form of Chester in the Fourth Qualifying Round.
It earned them the clash against Fylde, also in the National League.
Looking ahead, boss Eustace wants his charges to keep on enjoying the FA Cup occasion as they’re again cast in the underdog role at the weekend.
While last season’s title race between the two sides certainly adds an interest to the tie, in truth the two squads have undergone fairly significant changes since they last met.
“…Fylde are in the league above and it will be a big test for us…” John Eustace
“We’re a different team to last season and in fairness both clubs have seen a lot of change over the summer,” said Eustace.
“But this is the FA Cup we’ll go there and will enjoy the occasion, that’s what it’s all about.
“It’s going to be an exciting game.
“Fylde are in the league above and it will be a big test for us, just like it was against Chester in the last round.
“It is one to enjoy and I’m sure the fans will travel up to support us and get behind us.”
More than 150 Harriers fans have already purchased tickets for the game.
Supporters are reminded that advance purchase is strongly recommended. All fans must have tickets before they enter the ground, so ordering online – where you can print at home – will save significant queuing on the day.
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