Daniel Udoh previews Town's Emirates FA Cup clash with Liverpool.
Shrewsbury Town welcome Liverpool Football Club to the Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow afternoon for the fourth-round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Town welcome the European giants to Shropshire after progressing past Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City in the previous round – earning a tie against Premier League opposition for a second year running.
During last season, Daniel Udoh represented A.F.C Telford United in the National League North – all whist working part-time in a Shrewsbury chip shop.
The striker is now relishing the prospect of taking on the European and World Champions in the fourth-round of the FA Cup with Town. He said: “We are all excited to play in a game of this magnitude. We have to treat it like any other game and do what we have to do - we will try to perform as best we can.
“Everyone is up for it, the same as any other game. Everyone is working hard because we all want to be in the team – anyone could be starting. No one needs any extra motivation to go up against them.
“They are the champions of European football – you don’t need to get yourself motivated. Even though it might be the younger lads, you are still playing against people at the top level of football.
“Everyone wants to play and test themselves. We have people who believe they can make it up to that level one day. For me, there is no pressure. I will go out there, enjoy it like usual and play how I play.”
A number of Town's squad will be familiar with taking on Premier League opposition, but Dan is expecting an extremely tough test from the Reds – despite what team they field.
“Everton played their full team and they got beat by a young Liverpool side,” said Dan. “It will be a very tough game, even if they come with that team. Regardless, they are an extremely hard-working team so it will be tough.
“I have been getting messages left, right and centre about the game. I have been asked to get 20 tickets. I don’t think anyone is surprised that it’s sold out. The fans get the Meadow bouncing every week.
“They will be helping us get through the game. Sometimes we will have the ball and sometimes we will be chasing – we are going to need their support.”