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FA Youth Cup Preview

Posted: Mon 03 Dec 2012
Author: Phil Hile

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John Hills's side visit Millwall in search of FA Cup glory

Blackpool’s Youth Team travel to London tomorrow for their FA Youth Cup Third Round tie against Millwall. 

The Seasiders exited the competition at this stage last season, but will be keen to go at least one better this time around and put themselves into the hat for the next round.

"The lads are really looking forward to the match, it’s a great game for them to play in,” said coach John Hills.

"These two years will be some of the best years of the player’s lives, and they’ll look back on games like this with fond memories. We’ve been looking forward to it since the start of the season.

"We’ll do things properly as well as enjoying the occasion and hopefully we can get a result at the end of it.”

Despite the two teams being separated by 250 miles, and playing in different regional divisions, Hills and his backroom staff are confident that they know what to expect from their opponents.

“We’ve done our homework on them, we know what they’re about. Hopefully we’ve done our preparation right, and we can hit them where they are weak.

“It’s difficult to pick a favourite for the game. I think it will be a close match, and the team that doesn’t freeze and plays the game, not the occasion, will most likely win.”

Blackpool boast a near full strength side for the game, with the exception of second year scholars Andreas Pachipis and Josh Ling, who will both miss out through injury.