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A massive game

19 December 2016

Notts County manager John Sheridan says the Emirates FA Cup replay at Peterborough United is 'massive' for the club.

The Magpies travel to the ABAX Stadium with a third-round trip to Chelsea awaiting the winners.

And Sheridan isn't playing down the significance of the fixture.

He said: "It's a massive game for us. Financially it can help us and there's the attraction of going to Chelsea. It's a big, big game that could turn our season around.

"I would love to go to Chelsea, Mark Crossley would love to go there, Alan Smith's been loads of times and would love to go back - and I'm hoping the players would love to go there more than anyone. A lot of them will never get the opportunity to play there again."

Notts came back from 2-0 down to set up the replay and, while he knows his side will be underdogs, Sheridan takes plenty of encouragement from Notts' performance in the original tie.

He said: "Peterborough are a very, very good team and I'm not counting my chickens. It's going to be a really difficult game - they'll be clear favourites but they'll know we won't be a walkover.

"It's a massive ask for us but we need to turn a corner somewhere, let it be Peterborough.

"We can try and forget about our league form. It's a one-off game - let's go and win it."

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