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Aspin: "It’s a great competition and I want to get through to the next round."

11 December 2017

Neil Aspin has said his side are desperate to reach the next round of the FA Cup as they face Yeovil Town in a replay on Tuesday night.

Following the 1-1 draw in the initial tie, Aspin is hopeful that his side can become triumphant at Huish Park against their fellow League Two opposition.

Despite saying on numerous occasions that the league is the priority, the gaffer says he loves the FA Cup and would love for Vale to host Bradford City in the next round.

He said: “The league is a priority but I love the FA Cup.

“It’s a great competition and I want to get through to the next round. I was disappointed to concede a late equaliser in the original tie, it was a kick in the teeth.

“If we look back at that game overall, we deserve to win it. We have to be positive, I expect us to give it a real good go and we are desperate to get through.”

The Valiants travel to Yeovil Town, Carlisle United and Colchester United in their next three games covering over 1,200 miles altogether. Following the long distance, the gaffer says he isn’t bothered by the distances they must cover, but says it’s vital to pick up points wherever they go.

“I’m not bothered about the distances,” said Apsin.

“You just have to get on with it, coming from the National League with Gateshead - the travelling is horrendous.

“I was surprised when I looked at the travelling distance in this league as it’s nothing compared to last season.

“The concern is to make sure the players play to the best of their ability and that is all I’m looking for.

“If everyone does their jobs correctly, we can get results."


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