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Parry ready for Hereford return

1 November 2012

Paul looking forward to returning to the club which launched his career

Winger Paul Parry is looking forward to returning to the club which launched his career when Shrewsbury Town head down the A49 to Hereford for Saturday's FA Cup first round tie.
 
Parry took the first steps in a career which features 12 caps for Wales and an appearance in the 2008 FA Cup final with Cardiff as a promising young winger playing under Graham Turner at Edgar Street.
 
He's only returned once to Hereford since leaving so he's pleased to have the chance to take a trip down memory lane this weekend.
 
"It was where it all started for me and I had some really good times there," said Parry. "I met some really good people and I'll probably see a few familiar faces come Saturday.
 
"But it's all about Shrewsbury on Saturday and hopefully we'll get the right result.
 
"I went back there with Cardiff four years ago, the year we got to the FA Cup final. That's the only time I've been back since I left nine years ago so it will be nice to go back there on Saturday."
 
Parry, 32, insists there's no chance of Shrewsbury taking the challenge of Hereford lightly despite the Bulls now playing two divisions lower following their relegation from the Football League at the end of last season.
 
"It will be a tricky tie," he said. "It's a local derby so to speak as they're only an hour or so down the road. They'll be up for it.
 
"It will be a nice distraction from the league at the moment as it hasn't been going too well for us recently as far as results are concerned.
 
"I would imagine they'll be feeling the same as it's a distraction away from their league as I don't think their form is too clever at the moment.
 
"It will be a tough tie but if we put on a good performance then hopefully we'll get the right result."


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