Defender prepared for hard game
Defender Chris Robertson is looking forward to the match against Shortwood United on Monday evening and believes the FA Cup has lost none of its magic.
He knows just as well as every other member of the team that they will have to be on their toes if they want to progress in the competition.
He says: “It is a special occasion for the fans and the players and it brings in revenue to the club. My best memories are probably getting to the third or fourth round when I was at Torquay.
“It is always a special atmosphere for FA Cup games and if you get into the next round you might draw bigger and better teams and get to play in big stadiums, so it is one you want to do well in and progress if you can.
“The nature of the FA Cup id you don’t know who you are going to play – we have been drawn against Shortwood, but it could have been anyone really.
“It will be a big game for them and obviously for us as well, and I am sure they will want to progress just as we do.
“It won’t be easy, it is a tough place to go as it always is when you go away from home, so we have got to make sure we do everything right and hopefully win the game.
“We will be one of the biggest teams they have played, certainly this season, but we can’t be complacent, we have got to go into it and approach it like we do every other game.
“It won’t be easy, but then no game of football is easy and if you take your foot off the gas you get punished, so we have got to make sure we are firing on all cylinders.
“The training has been a bit more intense this week. The manager has been trying to emphasise certain points to individuals around the team and we have to pull together.”