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INTERVIEW: They'll be looking for a scalp

Assistant manager Gavin Skelton on the FA Cup game at Dulwich

7 November 2019

United’s Emirates FA Cup game is BBC Two’s main feature on Friday night with the tie being broadcast live from Champion Hill with an unusual kick off time of 7.55pm.


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Speaking about the televised fixture, assistant boss Gavin Skelton said: “It adds that bit of extra excitement and adrenaline with it being on the BBC.

“It’ll be a big audience so I’m sure some of the players will be getting their hair done specially for it! We’ll prepare as well as we can because we know it’s going to be a tough test against a strong, physical team.

“A lot of their players have a really good pedigree and they’ll fancy their chances against us. We have to make sure we go there in the right frame of mind and give ourselves every opportunity to get into the next round.”

“Let’s be honest, the cameras aren’t being set up to watch us,” he continued. “They’ve picked our game for a reason so we need to prepare physically and mentally for a hard test. We’re doing our homework, we’ve had them watched, and we’ll be as well-prepared as we can be on Friday.

“The players aren’t daft, they know Dulwich will come at them from the first whistle. It will be important that we show steady heads because everybody down there will be going out to try to claim a scalp.”

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