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Jak Alnwick Previews Hartlepool United

2 December 2016

Port Vale take a break from League One action this weekend as they entertain Hartlepool in the FA Cup.

Both sides will be looking to book their place in the third round and compete amongst those sides in the Premier League.

Vale were victorious in the First Round thanks to a Remie Streete header which saw off Stevenage at Vale Park.

Getting through to that Third Round opens up an opportunity to play some big sides and that’s some Vale ‘keeper Jak Alnwick is looking for.

He said: “It’s important for the club and the players. The club will benefit financially from it and the players get the chance of a dream tie.

“We could come up against a Liverpool or a Man United or a dream tie against your boyhood side, or even a Stoke derby.

“It’s a chance for a few lads who haven’t played those big teams to fulfil their dreams an we will be doing everything we can.”

In the recent FA Cup tie against Stevenage, Vale had Streete to thank and also were close to conceding late on, but managed to book their place.

Alnwick is expecting another tough game when Hartlepool come to Vale Park and he doesn’t care what the score is, as long as Vale are in the next round.

He added: “We know it will be a tough game, but whether its a scrappy 1-0 win or a 5-0 we don’t care.

“As long as it’s a win and we get through that’s all that matters and that is what were going for.”

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