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Daws on the draw

Posted on 5 January 2010  - 12:00

Michael Dawson says we'll face a side that knows no fear after drawing Leeds United in the FA Cup.

Daws on the draw

Michael Dawson says we'll face a side that knows no fear after drawing Leeds United in the FA Cup.

The League One trailblazers did the unthinkable on Sunday by beating reigning Premier League champions Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford in the tie of the third round.

It was United's first third round exit since Bournemouth - then managed by a certain Harry Redknapp - knocked them out back in 1984.

We were the last two clubs out of the fourth round draw on Sunday evening and now meet at White Hart Lane on Saturday, January 23, kicking-off at 5.15pm and live on ITV1.

Fresh from our convincing 4-0 win against Peterborough United on Saturday - and helping us to a fifth-successive clean sheet - central defender Michael watched the drama unfold at Old Trafford.

"I watched the game and credit to Leeds, they were fantastic and I'm sure they will now be looking forward to coming to White Hart Lane," he said.

"It will be no easy ride because they will be full of confidence after that win at United. They will come to White Hart Lane with no fear.

"They are a good side, flying high in the league and they took that league form to Old Trafford, played with no fear, were full of confidence and expressed themselves.

"The FA Cup is fantastic. You can't take any draw lightly - that's why it's such a great competition, everyone loves it because there are always upsets. You just hope it's not you on the end of it.

"We know we'll have to be at our best again, just like we were against Peterborough when we went out and played well and thoroughly deserved our win. We'll approach this in exactly the same way."