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Gash takes aim for wonderland
8:00am Friday 24th January 2014 in Harriers
MICHAEL Gash is hoping to revel in the magic of the FA Cup by scoring against Sunderland’s super stars.
After bagging a brace to help Harriers beat Newport County in round two, he also pounced in last week’s third round replay victory over Peterborough United at London Road.
And he admits that finding the net at the Stadium of Light on Saturday would put him in wonderland.
“As a striker you want to score goals, so it would be brilliant,” said the determined Aggborough hot-shot.
Gash’s goals tally so far this season has already stretched into double figures – and he’d love to add to his haul with a fairytale strike against Premier League opposition.
“It was fantastic to score at Peterborough, but to score at a bigger ground and against a bigger club would be great for everybody.”
Saturday’s eagerly-waited clash can’t come soon enough for Gash, who is convinced Sunderland will have done their homework on Harriers’ squad.
He said¨ “They will have seen that we have beaten two Football League teams now and will probably know not to take us lightly because on our day we have got some players who can hurt anyone no matter how good you are.
“So I’m sure they will be doing their homework on us.
“We’ll go into the game as massive underdogs, but we’ll be going there not just to turn up and see how it goes – we’ll being going there to try and get a result.
“We’ll want to get a draw or try and win it.”
But, whatever the result, Gash is delighted that Harriers have been blessed with such a spectacular money-spinning cup run.
“It’s fantastic for the club in general, the players and all the staff.
“We’ve already caused one upset at Peterborough, well two actually because we also knocked out Newport as well and they’re in League Two.
“But it will be a very tough test at Sunderland. It will be fantastic to play against one of the Premiership teams. But to go to a stadium like Sunderland’s is great for everyone. That is the level, as a footballer, that you want to get to.”
Her added: “Thankfully, we have got the chance to put ourselves on the map as Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup and that’s why it’s such a great competition.
“It allows teams in the lower leagues to get these types of chances.”
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