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CHIM ON READING REPEAT

Posted on 15 January 2008  - 12:00

Pascal Chimbonda believes the prospect of a trip to Manchester United is the perfect incentive to overcome Reading in tonight's FA Cup 3rd round replay.

Pascal Chimbonda believes the prospect of a trip to Manchester United is the perfect incentive to overcome Reading in tonight's FA Cup 3rd round replay.We head to the Madejski Stadium after part one of the tie ended all square at 2-2 in what was an entertaining encounter at the Lane ten days ago. Following that contest the draw for the 4th round was made and, for the winners, Old Trafford awaits. A venue Pascal is keen to visit again after our narrow defeat there towards the end of August.

"Early in the season we went to Old Trafford and had many opportunities to win the game and, if we play the same, we can do something," reasoned the full-back.

"It would be a big game as they are the best team at the moment, but we have to place our focus on Reading.

"We want to win this game because we want to win a trophy this season and we know we have not done well enough in the league," added Pascal, who feels the team should have booked a place in the next round at the first time of asking.

"We missed chances on too many occasions and letting them back into it was disappointing for us because we didn't want another game, but now we have got one we are desperate to win it."

So, after 14 goals in our last two meetings with Reading, what can we expect tonight?

"I don't know! As long as we win I don't mind what the score is - 1-0 or 6-4 like the other game. Maybe this game will not be so entertaining, we are just thinking about winning."