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Steve: "Our FA Cup Results Not Good Enough"

3 November 2016

Alex boss wants an improvement in our FA Cup results starting at Cheltenham this weekend.

Steve Davis admits that our record in the FA Cup has not been good enough over a long period of time and the Alex boss wants to give the club’s fans something to shout about this season starting at Cheltenham at the weekend.

The Alex have won just one FA Cup tie during Davis’ time in charge (a 4-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers) and have not reached the third round of the competition since the 2008/09 season when we were beaten by Millwall in a replay.

Last season, we exited the FA Cup at the first round stage when Conference side Eastleigh won 1-0 at Gresty Road after goalkeeper Ben Garratt was incorrectly sent-off.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We want to perform well in all the competitions and our record in the FA Cup has been good for many years. It hasn’t been since I took over and it wasn’t particularly good before that either.

“We want to progress and get some exposure for the club. We know how important a good run in the FA Cup can have for any lower league club and the history it can create.

The boss added: “It is never easy at this stage of the season and we want to go to Cheltenham at the weekend and do a professional job like we did at Leyton Orient. We want to progress because our results in the FA Cup have been disappointing as a club.”

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