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Dave Edwards Pre Bradford City

18 November 2019

Dave Edwards looks ahead to Town's Emirates FA Cup replay against Bradford City

Dave Edwards spoke to the press this morning ahead of Town's Emirates FA Cup tie against Bradford City. Dave is hoping to get the job done at Valley Parade which would set Town up with a home tie against Mansfield Town. 

“It’s always nice to score in the FA Cup but to get a win would be really good, we’re really disappointed we couldn’t get it in the first game but we’ve got a second opportunity to go there and get a result. Then in the second round hopefully if you can put a bit of form together you’re in the third round and the possibility of some great ties for the club.

“We’re expecting the same from Bradford but possibly a little better as they have the home advantage, I think they are having a decent season. They are a team who last year I thought were too good to be relegated, the league last year was so bizarre, they were the unfortunate ones who got dragged into it, we were fortunate that we weren’t one of those teams but they are a club who have been in the premier league, a big club with a huge fan base, it would be a great opportunity for us but we’re going to have to be on our game to get a result.”

Dave missed out on Town’s successful FA Cup run last year but mentioned how much it would mean to create another one this year.

“The FA Cup run last year was the best part of the season, it was the most magical part of the season for the fans. Our league form wasn’t great and I felt that gave us a real lift. When you are playing in games which are selling out the Meadow and then going to the big stadiums, it’s really special if you get results as well, they will go down in history.

“I always remember as a fan getting drawn against Liverpool where we lost 4-0 at Gay Meadow and then, of course, the Everton win followed by the Chelsea loss, they are games that fans will always remember so to be a part of that would be extra special.”

Blighted by injury last year, Dave has recovered well and is really enjoying his football again.

“I am yeah it’s taken me a long time to sort of really feel fit, I still don’t think I’m there 100% yet, it was a big operation I had in the summer and I came back quite quickly, I felt good, but my ankle was always nibbling away where I was trying to make sure I was getting through games but I don’t want to be in a position where I’m doing that. I feel like I’m getting closer and closer my ankle is getting better and better, it’s not as sore after games and doesn’t swell up as much so I’m on the right track and the medical team here are brilliant at looking after me so I’m sure that I can keep improving, stay in the team which will also allow me to improve.”

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