Monday, October 25, 2010

FC United manager Karl Marginson targets FA Cup upset

 Source: BBC. For interview audio, visit BBC's site.

 Marginson is FC United's only manager since the club was formed in 2005

 FC United manager Karl Marginson has Rochdale firmly in his sights after his side made it through to the first round of the FA Cup by beating Barrow.

The 39-year-old has guided the club into the first round for the first time in the club's five year history.

He told BBC Radio Manchester: "It's eleven blokes against eleven blokes on the day and you never know.

"We'll try and cause them some problems, and hopefully leave Spotland with our heads held high."

Marginson has been the the club's manager since its inception in July 2005 and has overseen three promotions during that time.

He added: "Ever since the birth of the club it's been one high after another and the Barrow win was certainly up there with the best of them.

"It's a bit strange really, as a lot of supporters that come to watch us are United fans and it's always been a big thing the FA Cup for the Manchester United family, so everybody was just elated.

"There were grown men crying which I found a bit strange, but it's nice to give them the chance of that glory."