He's top class as a guy. Helped revolutionise Leeds from a longer ball type of team with Strachan and they changed the whole mode of play with clever management through Howard Wilkinson. Super guy, terrific management material, spot on. It's ironic this first game is against him. I lost three major players at Leicester over a two-year period and he was one of them. A fantastic pro, everything about him.
I don't know enough about them really. I've got an idea about their team, I know a bit more about their shape. Of course I know Gary, Eric Black, a good coach with top potential and Gary Mills, who was with me at LeicesterCity for a while. They have good people in charge. They had a hit a coiuple of years ago and they will slowly recover.
It's a cup tie. We're vulnerable, like every high league team playing alower league team. We have to do everything possible to get into our minds the importance of the game to play professionally and with concentration and hopfully then to impose what should be superior ability. ut we know the cup is a great eveller, we're the away team and it's a one-off game.
I think ur players will realise every game is a test of their chaacter and resolve. They have to be true to themselves, they have their pride to play for and that group of players, somewhere along the line, have contributed to a very major decision at this club.
It's different. They seen to be a deent set of guys, technically they are good. It brings memories back.