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Whild - We can shock Peterborough
9:12pm Friday 3rd January 2014 in Harriers
GARY Whild can't wait for tomorrow's FA Cup clash with Peterborough United to arrive.
The Harriers assistant boss believes the game will give everyone at Aggborough a huge lift.
Kidderminster will be keen to bounce back from last weekend's 6-0 defeat at the hands of Skrill Premier promotion rivals Luton.
They can put behind them their recent worries in the league with another cup upset.
After beating Newport County in the previous round of the competition, Harriers are also keen to mark the 20th anniversary of their 2-1 win over Birmingham City at St Andrews.
"It's always good when big games like this come along," said Harriers' assistant boss.
"Every club at our level strives to get into the FA Cup Third Round and we're no different.
"This will be the first time the two clubs have met and that's sure to create a great deal of interest and I'd be disappointed if we didn't get a crowd of over 5,000 for the game.
"It's not just about the money the game can bring, but the prestige to the club.
"To get to the Third Round is brilliant for everyone at the Harriers.
"It's a high profile game for us and I see no reason why we can't win it.
"Peterborough won't look forward coming to Kidderminster, we've got some good players and there's been bigger shocks in the FA Cup."
Darren Ferguson's side are favourites to progress but they have a lamentable away record.
Unite d has lost the last three games and apart from a Football League Trophy win at Newport, they have not tasted victory in the last six away trips in League One.
Whild added: "It's just a shame it hasn't caught the imagination of the television companies who've chosen to show the big clubs.
"Our game with Peterborough is just what the FA Cup is all about.
"Obviously it has been a very busy time for the club recently and I don't think FA Cup fever has really caught hold in the town yet.
"Yes, we've got to turn things around after the Luton game.
"They were clinical and ruthless and I think they'll go onto win the league. "Maybe the Peterborough game will be just the thing to get us back on track!"
With Chey Dunkley serving his one-match suspension, Mickey Demetriou is set to return from injury and step in at the back, although the currently confidence hit Jamie Grimes is the other defensive option.
Posh boss Ferguson will be forced into changes to his squad with Nicky Ajose, Peter Grant and Kyle Vassell all cup-tied.
Lee Tomlin returns from suspension, but the game will come too soon for Tommy Rowe and Danny Kearns.
Craig Alcock is still sidelined with a calf injury.
Despite the rain, Harriers are confident the game will go ahead but are asking for volunteers tomorrow morning to help make sure the pitch is ready.
Fans unable to make the clash can follow all the action with The Shuttle's live match update.
We'll have all the build-up and team news ahead of the big clash (3pm ko).
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