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Trio aim for FA Cup glory

Posted on 20 February 2011  - 12:00

Three of our young guns have their sights set on Arsenal in the FA Cup this weekend.

Trio aim for FA Cup glory

Three of our young guns have their sights set on Arsenal in the FA Cup this weekend.

Second Year trainee Harry Kane and young professionals Paul Jose Mpoku and Tom Carroll are all on loan at Leyton Orient.

And all three are dreaming of making an impact when the O's play host to the Gunners in Sunday's FA Cup fifth round tie at Brisbane Road.

All three have made their Football League debuts with the O's this season.

Paul-Jose, 18, has made 22 appearances including 11 starts and has scored twice since his loan started in September.

Harry, 17, has made quite an impact since joining in January with three goals in five appearances, four off the bench. He scored twice in Saturday's 4-1 win against Bristol Rovers.

Tom, 18, also joined in January and has made three substitute appearances so far.

Paul-Jose played his part in getting Russell Slade's men into the fifth round and picking up one of the glamour ties of the competition.

His cross was converted into his own net by Swansea defender Alan Tate two minutes from time as the O's stunned the Championship side 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Now it's the dream tie against Wednesday's conquerors of Barcelona - and our lads would love to make a name for themselves.

"It will be a great experience to play against one of the best teams around," said Paul Jose.

"We're in good form as well. We beat Bristol Rovers and then MK Dons 3-2 in the week and there is a lot of confidence at the club. The team is progressing well.

"We'd all love to get on and we'll be ready, whatever happens. If I manage to get on I'll just play my own game and try to show what I can do. I can't wait."

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Harry - pictured celebrating against Bristol Rovers above - said there was 'real excitement' at the club.

"Everyone wants to play in this game," he beamed.

"It would mean a lot to play against Arsenal, especially as we're all Tottenham players. If I get on, I'll do the best I can and at the end of the day, we're all trying to beat them.

"I've been delighted with how it's gone so far. I've scored three goals in five appearances and I'll just try to continue that form."

Tom added: "It's a massive game for Orient. We were all sitting at home watching the draw hoping that we'd get a big team and that's exactly what happened.

"I've enjoyed my time at Orient so far, the training has been good and when I've come on, I think I've done well. The next step for me will be to get some more game time and hopefully that will come soon."