Defender cannot wait for kick-off as he targets a big draw in the next round...
Julian Kelly has pushed last year’s FA Cup heartbreak out of his head and is focused on the positives, as the Magpies look to book a place in the third round of the FA Cup with Budweiser this weekend.
Notts reached the fourth stage of the competition last term, only for the journey to end with a whimper, when they were knocked out by npower League 1 rivals Stevenage.
The defender, who returned to action following a lengthy lay-off with a hamstring injury in the weekend’s win over Swindon Town, is desperate to make sure that does not happen again, having missed out on facing top-flight opposition last time around.
Ahead of Saturday’s visit to npower League 2 high-flyers Rotherham United, Kelly told Magpie Player: “That was frustrating going out to Stevenage last year, it wasn’t the best of games but that was last year but we don’t want to focus on the negatives.
“We’re just focused on Rotherham and it will be a tough game, they’ve got a nice new stadium and a bit of money.
“For us, it’s a bigger incentive to win, because you don’t want to lose to a lower league team.
“Any game that we play, we’re always 100 per cent trying to win, no matter what, whether it’s friendlies or pre-season – anything.
“If we keep playing well and keep grinding out results, you never know how far we can get in this tournament.
“You always want that big tie and hopefully this year we can get a big team.”
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