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Back Us In Vital Game

11 December 2012

Keith Curle classes tonight’s FA Cup with Budweiser second round replay as a ‘vital’ game for the Magpies.

Notts will face npower League 2 promotion contenders Rotherham United at Meadow Lane following a 1-1 draw at the New York Stadium earlier this month.

With a third round trip to Aldershot Town up for grabs, County have a good chance of reaching the fourth round and a money-spinning tie that will boost the coffers and the manager’s flexibility in the January transfer window.

Curle is looking forward to the fixture and hopes the home faithful will turn out in force to get behind the team for what will no doubt be a stern test. 

“It’s a very important game for us at the present time and it’s a good opportunity for us to progress,” he told the press. 

“The next round draw is a game that we think we’ll be able to compete in again and the revenue that comes from that could be vital, especially for a club that’s looking to be successful this season.

“If we look at the competition being realistic, have we got a good opportunity of progressing to, say, the last four? 

“The likelihood with the teams that are in the competition makes it unlikely, so the next thing is looking at whether we’ve got an opportunity to get a bumper payday and a big draw.

“A Manchester United, an Arsenal, a team like that, that can give you a financial pay day.

“We’ve got an opportunity of that, as long as we stay in the competition, and that’s why a replay against Rotherham is vital.

“The next opposition is Aldershot that you’d think we’d be able to go there and compete, and then, as other teams fall by the wayside, there’s less and less teams able to gain that opportunity of a bumper payday.”  

Pre-match coverage will be available in the Nottingham Post and on BBC Radio Nottingham’s pre-match show.

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