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Marnick On The Magic Of The Cup

21 September 2015

Summer signing Marnick Vermijl was the hero for PNE in the last round of the Capital One Cup, and the defender is looking for more of the same on Tuesday night.

The Belgian's strike was the only goal of the game as North End knocked out Premier League side Watford in the second round of the competition. 

The on-loan Sheffield Wednesday man admitted to the matchday programme there is always a special buzz around cup competitions, and is looking forward to challenging himself against top flight opposition once again.

"These are the games you want to play as a footballer,” he told The One And Only. “The cup games are always special, no matter what cup it is or who you are playing. Even when you're playing against a top team you always know there's a chance to win the game because that's what cup competitions are all about.

"We are at home for this game as well, so I think that we have a good chance in the game, and it's never easy for team when they come to Deepdale, they know they will be in for tough game. 

"Bournemouth were a really strong side last season, obviously that showed through their promotion, but I think footballing wise they were the best in the league with the way they played, so they deservedly went up, and it should make for a good game.

"We did well in the last round against Watford, we beat a Premier League side then so I can't see why we can't do it again. It's definitely a game I'm looking forward to, and I know the lads are too. 

"Obviously it was nice to score against Watford, it's always nice to score a goal, and if another comes along then great, but the most important thing was just getting through to the next round and we did that.

"It will be the same on Tuesday, it doesn't matter who scores, we just want to go out there and play well and get through to the next round again.”

You can read more from Marnick in Tuesday night’s £2, 32-page edition of the programme, with all the usual away content, plenty of photos and content, pick yours up from the Club shop from Tuesday afternoon or on the night around the ground at Deepdale.

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