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Edmundson Looking To Continue Cup Run

25 January 2019

Defender George Edmundson says he is hoping to continue the current Emirates FA Cup run when Oldham Athletic take on Doncaster Rovers tomorrow.

Edmundson says the team have performed well in the competition so far which the team will look to carry on against our Sky Bet League One opposition.

“We've had a good run in this competition, obviously we beat Fulham in the last round and two difficult ties beforehand which we've done well in.” He said.

“We're all looking forward to it and I can't wait to play on Saturday.”

Doncaster are going well in the table this season, but Edmundson says that Latics have proved they can compete with teams from a higher division which was evident in the last round against Fulham.

However, he admits that the team need to be on their game if they are to get through this particular tie.

“When you play against a team in a higher division you've got to be on your game, but we proved in the last game that anybody can beat anybody.” He commented.

“If we're all at it and all doing our jobs, then we have a chance of winning.”

Doncaster have been free scoring this season with striker John Marquis grabbing 19 goals for himself.

Edmundson may have his work cut out for him tomorrow afternoon, but he believes the team can play on Doncaster’s weaknesses in the game.

“We've been doing bits in the week and looking at how they play.

“We've looked at their strengths and their weaknesses which we can hopefully exploit in order to get the win on Saturday.”

Caretaker manager Pete Wild has continued to show his faith in the young central defender which Edmundson is appreciative of.

Edmundson has also worked with Wild in the youth academy and he says that the caretaker boss has shown him some improvements in his game.

“The way he is, is exactly the same as he was in the youth team.

“He's fair but strict, and the other lads are starting to get used to him, but he's a great guy.

“With the youth team, Pete was more defensively minded and focused working on the defenders which obviously benefits me.

“He's always giving me little pointers and every game I try and improve for him.”

3800 Latics fans will be making to the trip to the Keepmoat stadium tomorrow in what is another sell-out away end.

Edmundson says the support is a regular occurrence, but he says that the players owe the fans a good performance which they face Doncaster tomorrow afternoon.

“It's becoming the norm really.

“We didn't really play as well as we could at Macclesfield, so we really need to improve on Saturday because it was a poor performance last week.

“We all know we weren't good enough last week, we didn't deserve to win, and we all felt like we let everybody down.

“It's only right we try and repay them this Saturday.”


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