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Up for the cup

Posted on 31 December 2008  - 12:00

Jamie O'Hara is aiming for a cup tonic after a frustrating time so far for the lads over the festive period.

Up for the cup

Jamie O'Hara is aiming for a cup tonic after a frustrating time so far for the lads over the festive period.

The midfielder feels things just haven't gone our way in the last week, starting with the late defeat at Newcastle and continuing with that controversial opening goal to pave the way for a 2-0 loss at West Brom on Sunday.

He's now looking for an upturn in fortunes with a home cup double on the way against Wigan in the FA Cup on Friday night followed by the big Carling Cup semi-final, first leg against Burnley at the Lane on Tuesday.

"The results have gone against us and naturally the lads are all disappointed," said Jamie. "We have to pick ourselves up, get back to basics and try to get results again. We've had a bit of bad luck along the way but that's how it goes.

"It's disappointing because we've picked up some good results but we've not really pushed on. We're still in the pack and we just need a couple of results to go our way.

"We've now got the FA Cup and the Carling Cup, so it's a big couple of weeks for us.

"It will be tough against Wigan, they are doing very well but we've got to go out there and get a result. We don't want to go out in the third round.

"We're at home in front of 36,000 fans, night games are always special at the Lane and we are looking forward to it. We have to be confident.

"Getting points on the board is the most important thing and we can't take our eyes off that, that's our priority, but it would be nice to have a good run in the FA Cup because it gives the club that positive feeling. All cup competitions are big for this club."