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Demetriou: Nice Break From League

26 August 2014

Defender looking forward to cup game at Leicester

Defender Mickey Demetriou says Shrewsbury Town's trip to Leicester City for the Second Round of the Capital One Cup will be a welcome break from League football.

Town head to the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off) looking to reach Round 3 of the competition by beating Premier League opposition.

Micky Mellon's side, who are unbeaten this season, overcame Championship club Blackpool in the First Round game at the Greenhous Meadow.

Town have shown positive league form as well in the new campaign and were close taking all three points from Northampton Town on Saturday.

However, Demetriou, who has featured in all of the last three games, believes now is a good time for a cup fixture to come around.

"It's nice to get away from the league, especially after Saturday," said Demetriou.

"Everyone's looking forward to it, obviously it's a Premier League team and a Premier League ground. It has been for a long time, they've just fallen through a little bit.

"They've got themselves back up there and they belong there.

"It will be a big game for us and a big test as well to see if we can step up to another level.

"I haven't played at Leicester's ground before and neither have some of the other lads either, so we're all looking forward to it."

Demetriou never featured in the 1-0 victory over Blackpool in Round 1 but believes Town, after seeing their performance in the game, can cause problems for the Foxes despite their Premier League status.

"I missed out on the Blackpool game but we were the much better side against them," said Demetriou.

"I think the Leicester game will be a bit more difficult than the Blackpool one, but we know that if we play well and to the top of our standards then we'll give them a good game.

"It's the best thing about the cup competitions, you always want to face a big team in the early rounds.

"If you do win then it's happy days and you've caused a big upset.

"You're not expected to win when you go up against a Premier League team, so you can release yourself a bit and play without any pressure on.

"A cup run would be nice and we've still got the FA Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy to come."

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