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Colwell: This isn't about revenge
4:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in Football
RICHARD Colwell says revenge is not on the agenda when Causeway United host Stourport Swifts in the FA Vase.
The United boss was sacked by the Swifts in April 2011 and faces his former club in a first round tie at the War Memorial this Sunday (kick-off 3pm).
Colwell says his main focus is on winning the game and not the opposition, who have enjoyed a strong start to life in the Midland Alliance following their relegation from the Southern League last season.
He said: “I have no point to prove. I think the point was proven when they were relegated last season.
“This is all about getting through to the next round and it would be a big game regardless of who we play.
“I think we will definitely be going in as underdogs.
“The difference between the two clubs in terms of form, league position and budget is miles apart.
“But at the end of the day it’s a cup game and anything they can happen.”
Causeway’s sluggish league form continued with a 3-1 defeat at Studley on Saturday before they bounced back to beat Tividale 3-1 in the League Cup on Tuesday.
Colwell felt his side “got what they deserved” with respect to both performances.
Meanwhile, Cradley boss Adrian Mander says a raft of injuries are behind his side’s inconsistent form.
The Hammers are unbeaten in four but three of those games have been draws, meaning they have slipped to seventh in the West Midlands Premier.
Mander is currently missing seven first-team players and felt his predicament was summed up on Tuesday when Chris Gleadow was forced out after just 20 minutes of the 1-1 draw at Bartley Green.
Mander said: “We’ve been getting away with it but on Tuesday we just had too many key players out.
“Every side is going to go through it but when you have seven out makes it tough.
“It seems every time we have a player come back another gets injured.
“Luckily we have a decent-sized squad but it does mean we are left lacking a bit of quality.”
Cradley host Dudley Sports on Saturday, a team they have struggled against in the past.