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Sol chases cup glory

Posted on 17 February 2001  - 12:00

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Sol Campbell would love nothing more than to become the first skipper to lift the FA Cup at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

But our defensive rock has first warned of any complacency against a Stockport side that arrive at the Lane for their own cup final on Saturday.

A place in the quarter-finals is up for grabs and Sol insisted: “It will make our season to progress in this competition, to move forward, play well, get the right draws and hopefully see ourselves in Wales.

“But there is a lot of football to be played before then and a lot of hard work between now and May. All we have to do is keep winning.

“It would be nice for us and for the fans to get to the final but there is a lot of work to be done. No-one will give us an easy ride so we have to work hard, play good football and get a slice of luck as well.”

Stockport arrive in N17 with just two defeats in 13 games — it was one in 12 before the midweek reverse against Preston — and with nothing to lose.

Sol added: “It is a big game and we understand that. They are professional footballers so they will want to put on a show, they will want to win the game and it will be a big tie.

“For us, it would be a big boost to get through the round. It will be tough but we’ll look to play our game, give them the respect which is due but from there, play our game and try to win the game.

“It’s a cup tie so you have to deal with all sorts of styles. They will pass it, they will put it in the air and first and foremost we have to win the battle and move on from there."