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County Ready To Attack

11 December 2012

Notts County are ready to attack Rotherham United in tonight’s FA Cup with Budweiser second round replay.

As the hosts, the Magpies want to entertain the home crowd with attacking, free-flowing football and book a third round trip to Aldershot. 

Skipper Neal Bishop is not expecting the Millers to sit back at Meadow Lane and is expecting an open, exciting game of football. 

“I think the onus is on any home team to come forwards and play the attacking football,” he told Magpie Player. 

“I don’t think Rotherham will come and sit behind the ball.

“As we’ve seen in the first game, they’re fairly direct and like to get the ball up to the forward and get the runners off him.

“We’re looking to get forward, create chances and get the crowd going, so hopefully it’ll be an entertaining evening. “

Bishop explained that the squad’s number one priority is promotion to the Championship but tonight’s clash is seen as massive. 

The midfielder has so many good FA Cup memories as a County player and he is determined to create some more this time around. 

“We all know what we want this season and that’s promotion,” he continued. 

“Ultimately that’s the aim and the only aim but we want to stay in the FA Cup.

“We’ve had relative success in it in the last few years with some big games and it whets the appetite for more games like that.

“It only comes around once a year and it’s not often at this level that you get to go to the likes of Man City and Fulham. 

“It’s something that we want to be involved with for as long as possible.” 

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