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PUBLISHED: 11:41 23 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:52 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Town joint boss Micky Chapman believes his team can cause an FA Cup shock tomorrow - and be in with a chance of playing a footballing giant.

The Blues are today heading for the west country to prepare for their final qualifying round clash with Gloucester City in Cirencester, with the winners scooping up a place in the competition's first round proper.

LOWESTOFT Town joint boss Micky Chapman believes his team can cause an FA Cup shock tomorrow - and be in with a chance of playing a footballing giant.

The Blues are today heading for the west country to prepare for their final qualifying round clash with Gloucester City in Cirencester, with the winners scooping up a place in the competition's first round proper.

The likes of Leeds United, Southampton, Charlton Athletic and Norwich City are waiting in the first round draw on Sunday and Chapman says his team have a chance of progressing.

Gloucester, known as the Tigers, play two leagues higher than the Trawler Boys, and currently sit in 15th position in the Conference North, but Chapman feels his team can be giantkillers.

“We're looking forward to it,” he said.

“It's a massive, massive challenge for us because we're playing a side two leagues higher than us. We know it's going to be difficult.

“There's a lot of belief in our camp within the dressing room about what we've got at our club and the lads we've got at our club. We believe in them totally.

“They've got bags of hunger, bags of ability and bags of enthusiasm and if you take that into every game, as we have this season, and get a little bit of Lady Luck you need in every competition, we've got a chance.

“We'll be doing our utmost to be in the hat at 5pm on Saturday night.”

And Chapman is looking forward to the support of lots of Trawler Boys fans who are expected to make the trip to cheer their side on.

“I'm sure we'll have a lot of fans up there,” he said.

“There's a couple of coach loads of fans going up and I'm sure there'll be others, I know of others who are going up and staying overnight, so we'll have a lot of vocal support again and that will be a big, big help to us as well.”


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