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Blues will keep focus - Chapman

PUBLISHED: 10:15 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:41 06 July 2010

Lowestoft Town joint managers Micky Chapman, left, and Ady Gallagher. PHOTO: Andy Darnell

Lowestoft Town joint managers Micky Chapman, left, and Ady Gallagher. PHOTO: Andy Darnell

Jonathan Redhead

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman insists his team can keep their focus despite one of the biggest games in the club's history looming large.

After Monday night's stunning 2-1 FA Cup third qualifying round replay win at Sutton Coldfield, the Blues are now just 90 minutes away from the first round proper.

Jonathan Redhead

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman insists his team can keep their focus despite one of the biggest games in the club's history looming large.

After Monday night's stunning 2-1 FA Cup third qualifying round replay win at Sutton Coldfield, the Blues are now just 90 minutes away from the first round proper.

If Town can beat Gloucester City next Saturday they will be in the hat for a potential tie with a giant from the Football League including the likes of Leeds United, Southampton, Charlton Athletic or Norwich City.

But first the Trawler Boys head on a different road to Wembley tomorrow when they travel to Hendon in the FA Trophy before clashing with neighbours Kirkley & Pakefield in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Wednesday.

And Chapman says his team are not looking ahead to the clash with Blue Square Conference North side Gloucester just yet and will have their minds on tasks tomorrow and Wednesday.

“We just take one game at a time, to be honest,” Chapman said.

“We're not looking at the league table at the moment because we're not involved in league games.

“We're involved in cup competitions and we're on a bit of a run, so we just try to keep focused on the next game.

“The cup games are coming thick and fast and we keep reminding the boys of that all the time.

“We just focus on the competition we're playing in, in the next game.

“It's great to be through in the FA Cup, but now the next round of that is not for another week and we've got a big game tomorrow coming up against Hendon.

“They're from a higher league than us and it's at their place so it's going to be tough.”

The Blues have slipped from top of the Ryman League Division One North table down to third have not played in the league since, Tuesday, September 29, when they beat Heybridge Swifts.

They are not due to return to league action until Tuesday, October 27 against East Thurrock United.


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