Saturday, September 26, 2009

Marginson targeting Cup run and promotion

Friday 25th September 2009

MANAGER Karl Marginson is determined to kick-start FC United’s season on Saturday with the trip to Hull’s North Ferriby United in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup – and the good news for the boss is he has a full squad to choose from.

Jerome Wright and Simon Carden should both be fit after shaking off knocks which kept them out of Wednesday’s defeat at Worksop and Rob Nugent is available despite being sent off in the match as his suspension will commence in two weeks, the club’s website is reporting.

Marginson is unwavering in his belief that his team are good enough to compete. He says: “The last couple of results have obviously been disappointing but both games could have been very different.”

The FA Cup provides a welcome distraction for Marginson and he knows it is a great opportunity for him and his players to test their skills against clubs higher up the football pyramid. However, promotion from the UniBond Premier Division is the number one target and Marginson is keen to get back to it, hopefully after booking a place in the Third Qualifying Round.

He says: “No team is setting this league on fire – they’re all beating each other, which is good. If we can put a decent run together, one that I know we’re capable of, then we’ll be right back amongst it at the top.”