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Gaffer Aiming For Cup Progress

7 January 2016

Manager Simon Grayson is hoping for a successful cup run once again this season, but first his side must get past Peterborough United.

Last season, the Lilywhites reached the fifth round where they faced Premier League giants Manchester United at Deepdale. The gaffer is hoping North End can progress once again but knows that Saturday's third round tie at the ABAX Stadium won't be an easy one.

"This year we are fortunate that we are just coming in to the competition in the third round with all the big teams which is nice. 

"But like any game we want to win, and we want to progress as winning matches is a good habit to have and we are on a decent run at the moment."

Speaking of the importance of the FA Cup, he continued: "Some people feel a cup run can get in the way of league performances and results, but we want to put strong teams out and we want to progress and get the big teams if possible if we get through and keep the momentum going as a football club. 

"Everybody understands what the FA Cup means, it's a fantastic competition with the history of it all and ultimately we want to keep progressing as far as we can go. 

"We won't be underestimating Peterborough just because they are a team in League One, if anything you've got to be more focused about what you need to do.

"We want to progress so we need to win and we want to get through to the fourth round, there are some threats from them but we are in a decent run of form so it should make for a decent game." 

To hear more from the gaffer go to PNE PlayerHD by clicking on the video below. 

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