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TOM ON CARDIFF TEST

Posted on 5 January 2007  - 12:00

Tom Huddlestone says we'll come across one of the most passionate crowds around when we travel to Cardiff City in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Tom Huddlestone says we'll come across one of the most passionate crowds around when we travel to Cardiff City in the FA Cup on Sunday.

The young midfielder stepped out twice at Ninian Park - the first was only the fifth game of his career in August 2003 - during his days with Derby County in the Championship, winning one, losing one.

Now it's a third round tie live on television as we kick-off at 4pm.

"Cardiff started the season very well and its a difficult place to go, it's a great crowd and they get right behind the team from the first minute," said Tom.

"The fans are very passionate about their football and it will be difficult but with our squad, we shouldn't fear anyone.

"We've done well in the cups this season, we're still in both the Carling Cup and UEFA Cup and that's very positive for us going into this game."

Tom was quick to point out that although he expects Cardiff to be well up for the battle, Dave Jones' men are more than happy to knock the ball around.

"They play a lot of good football and a few of their players stepped down from the Premiership to go there," he added. "That's maybe one of the reasons they've done well, they have that experience with the likes of McPhail, Campbell and Scimeca."