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Glassboys gunning for more FA Cup glory
1:27pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
THE Glassboys go gunning for more FA Cup glory this weekend when they travel to Cumbria and take on Conference North strugglers Workington Town in the Fourth Qualifying Round.
Having reached the First Round proper twice in the past four years, Stourbridge are eager for another taste of the big time.
Manager Gary Hackett put the importance of Saturday’s contest into perspective when he claimed: “We could be just 90 minutes away from playing someone like Wolves or Sheffield United. If you’d said that to me two or three years ago, it would have been dreamland!
Hackett is under no illusions of the task ahead, despite the fact Workington are currently propping up the table and said: “We’re all aware of what’s at stake and I’ve got players who are well capable of stepping up to the plate when it matters.
“I’ve got a mix of players in the side. I’ve got some who have already tasted FA Cup success and some who haven’t, but so desperately want to taste it.
“They’re special moments in any player’s career, but if we want to reach the First Round, they know they have to do something special.
“I’ve got quite a few players carrying injury niggles at the moment, but they will all be up for Saturday’s game and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of ammunition to call upon”.
One player who will miss out is recent signing Kayledean Brown, who came off the bench to bag the winning goal on his debut during last Saturday’s 3-2 success over Banbury United in the FA Trophy.
Hackett revealed: “Kayledean has been training with us for a little while now. He has a great pedigree having been with West Bromwich Albion but has a condition which isn’t suited to full time football.
“I signed him from Market Drayton Town and he’s been doing rehab with us - but he tweaked an old injury and won’t be fit to face Workington”.
The Glassboys survived a close run game with Banbury. They twice led through goals from Ryan Rowe and a Roly Agbor special, before Banbury hit back to level.
Banbury then hit the post in the dying moments before Brown struck with a well taken 90th minute winner.
Hackett claimed: “We got the result which was required and can now put it to bed for a couple of weeks and concentrate fully on Saturday’s game”.
The Glassboys now visit Derby side Mickleover Sports in the next round of the Trophy.
STOURBRIDGE will be taking two coachloads of supporters to Workington and anyone interested should contact the club.
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