Scott Golbourne previews Towns's FA Cup tie with Bristol City.
Shrewsbury Town return to FA Cup action this weekend as the Shrews take on Bristol City.
Town will make the trip to Ashton Gate with a view to reaching the fourth-round for a second consecutive year.
Town defender, and former Bristol City player, Scott Golbourne is looking forward to the tie and hops Town can progress into the next round.
“I think we will have a similar approach as we do for every game really,” said Golbourne. “We have a way of how we like to prepare. We like to get structure and tempo in training.
“The manager will have a plan as always. We will probably go through some bits and pieces today in training on how we plan to go about beating a Championship team.
“Ashton Gate is a place where there is expectation. The longer we can nullify them and stop them from scoring, it can really turn the atmosphere there. They will want to bounce back from their last defeat.
“Last year, the FA Cup run did really well for the Club and the dressing room. It does breed confidence and we want to be a team that is consistently winning games. We want that winning mentality going into any game or competition.
“The FA Cup is one where there are big rewards for winning. You get the possible opportunity of playing one of the best teams in the country if you are in the hat. That in itself is a big enough reward to motivate everyone.”
Despite being a boyhood Bristol fan, Golbourne is looking forward to the tie and admits his Bristol-born family have their loyalties are split ahead of the third-round clash.
“Confidence is quite high here and we definitely feel like we can go there and do something,” said the left-back. “I am quite excited to go back and play against my home-club.
“It’s nice for family and friends to come and watch with it being local. I am looking forward to the occasion and it’s a winnable game. It’s a good stadium and a good pitch.
“Some of my family are quite torn between the two. I know my mom will want us to win, but my dad, I’m not so sure. My mom will want us to win and win good – that’s good enough for me.
“It’s a good occasion for everyone, especially my friends and family. Hopefully, we can cause an upset – that’s the plan. We see it happen a lot in this competition.”