Vale skipper Carl Dickinson would prefer a home tie, but won't be too bothered who we draw and where
Carl Dickinson is hoping for a home tie in tonight’s Emirates FA Cup draw, but he is certainly not averse to playing a non-league club away from home.
He says not only can he cope with a tight changing room and cold showers or anything else that goes with it, he actually enjoys it.
The Vale skipper said: “I love the Cup games, especially in the earlier rounds. I have never been involved in the early rounds until I joined the Vale, but I have loved it.
“If you get to play against teams from a lower league you get to see how much it means to everyone. I think people forget how much it means to everyone associated with the lower league sides, not just the players but the club as well.
“For me, I am not fussed who we get, I just want to get through and go as far as we can in the competition.
“I remember when we played against Shortwood United a couple of seasons ago. I loved it. I grew up watching my two older brothers playing in Sunday league football and going to their stadium was a bit like that, I loved it, it was a good experience for me.
“You get some people who don’t like it when you can’t fit everyone in the changing room and the showers are freezing and everything, but I like it when it is like that.
“At the end of the day you are there to do your job and it doesn’t matter who you are playing against, you are there to win a game of football.”