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Wilson Knows What To Expect From Chester

16 December 2014

Reds Manager Danny Wilson knows what to expect as he prepares his side for Conference outfit Chester in the FA Cup Second Round replay.

“It’s a cup tie and we know what we’re in for,” said Wilson.

“The only bonus is that we’re not going into it blind. We know exactly what Chester are capable of. If we want to progress to the next round, that’s what we’ve got to match and go beyond it.

“It’s going to be a very tough game. They showed what they can do. They won’t give us an inch but we’ve got to have that mentality as well. We’re going away from home again, against a team that, really, have nothing to lose and a great deal to gain.

“Still, in some people’s eyes, we’re still favourites but I’ll be very disappointed if we don’t win the game.”

The Reds are still waiting on injured defenders Joe Dudgeon, Peter Ramage, Jean-Yves M’voto and Lewin Nyatanga but definite absentees are Ryan Williams and Sam Winnall.

“We’ve had lads injured this past few weeks who have been playing very well,” added Wilson. 

“When you’ve got seven or eight lads who, arguably, play in your team every week, it’s difficult to have that many changes and not have an uncertainty in your play.”

Jack Cowgill became the fourth Academy player to make his debut this season, as he replaced the injured Lewin Nyatanga at Walsall on Saturday.

“They (Jack Cowgill and Mason Holgate) came in and the time Jack came in for, I thought he did okay. He didn’t do anything wrong and looked assured but, at that time of the game, we are on our front foot. 

"I thought Mason was outstanding again. He looks very assured for a boy of such a young age. In that respect, it’s another one under his belt for him."




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