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Clapton have nothing to lose in FA Cup clash against Norwich United

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 August 2017

Clapton manager Jon Fowell (left) with assistant Andre Thomas (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Clapton manager Jon Fowell (left) with assistant Andre Thomas (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Clapton manager Jonny Fowell believes they have got nothing to lose against Bostik North outfit Norwich United in their FA Cup clash this weekend.

Fowell and his side play host to Norwich and will be looking to cause an upset at the Old Spotted Dog.

“We have nothing to lose, we’re the underdogs,” he said.

“Obviously they’re in a higher league, but I feel we can give them a good game.”

The Tons manager saw their opposition suffer a 2-0 defeat to Haringey Borough at the weekend and admits they will be a good side.

“I went to watch them on Saturday and you know from watching them and that level they play at, it’s very disciplined,” he added.

“They have a set way of playing, they do everything very quick, all of their free-kicks and corners are done at speed.

“They’re very big and strong. They’ve got three different types of corners that I was impressed with.”

The boss did also admit that watching the two teams do battle got him thinking that his side can compete with clubs at that level.

“Looking at those teams on Saturday, the only thing I would say they have different to us is more experience and more leaders, they have four or five in their team,” he said.

“I think we can hold our own and cause them trouble.

“It’s just whether we can stick to the game plan I will be setting out in training this week.”

Fowell is hoping to boost his squad with a few new additions ahead of the fixture as he feels they still need to add depth.

“I’m hoping to make a few more signings this week as we are very thin on the ground,” he admitted.

“I feel we have a good 11, but we have a young side and we need to nurture some of them.”

He also admitted that have to enjoy being part of the competition and revealed who he would love to face in the next round if successful.

“Who wouldn’t want to walk out at Wembley in May! Obviously we aren’t going to win it, but we have to enjoy it while it lasts,” he said.

“I would love to go through and play a bigger club like Billericay away.”


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