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READY FOR REPLAY TEST

Posted on 17 January 2007  - 12:00

Michael Dawson is ready for another test from Cardiff City’s front two in tonight’s FA Cup replay at White Hart Lane.

Michael Dawson is ready for another test from Cardiff City’s front two in tonight’s FA Cup replay at White Hart Lane.Michael Chopra’s movement caught the eye as the initial third round tie ended in a goalless draw at Ninian Park while Steve Thompson is in the old-fashioned British centre-forward mould and a threat in the air.

“Chopra is a good, lively player and we knew that before the first game,” said Michael. “We knew about him and we managed to keep him off the scoresheet, although he was a handful.

“Hopefully we'll do the same on Wednesday night but it will be a test. They are a good team with plenty of experience and they will relish coming to White Hart Lane, we are aware of that.”

Michael, who played with three of Cardiff’s squad in his time at Forest - Chopra, Stephen McPhail and Ricky Scimeca – reflected the mood of the squad when insisting he was happy to take the tie to a replay.

“We got exactly what we expected at Ninian Park,” added the defender. “We knew beforehand about the atmosphere and the conditions and we dealt with it.

“It would have been ideal to finish it off on the day but we're still in the FA Cup and that was the main thing. It was a game to get through and get our name in the draw.

“Hopefully we'll quickly put right Sunday's result and get back to winning ways.”