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Storer: We'll go for it at Grimsby
1:00pm Friday 19th October 2012 in News
MIDFIELD dynamo Kyle Storer believes Harriers will head into tomorrow’s FA Cup clash at high-flying Grimsby Town with their usual attack-minded approach.
Storer is pushing for his first start in five weeks since making a speedy recovery from surgery on his knee.
But he is confident Harriers can upset the form book and progress into the first round proper for the first time since 2008.
Harriers are underdogs for the clash at Blundell Park as the Mariners are flying high in the Blue Square Bet Premier.
But Storer is sure Harriers will be going to win the game and repeat last season’s brilliant league victory in Lincolnshire, sealed by Ryan Rowe’s dramatic late strike.
“Last season both sides were vying for the play-offs and we knew a win would knock them out of it,” said the midfielder.
“I think in some respects we’re better when we know what we have to do and I fully expect the team to attack.
“Steve Burr teams only really play one way and so we’ll be going on the offensive.
“It’s a cup game, the league form goes out of the window and anything can happen.
“When the draw came out we weren’t thinking we can’t win at Grimsby, we always believe we’ve got a chance.
“Obviously we lost to Corby at this stage last season, which was really disappointing but over the two games they deserved to go through.”
Storer knows all about scoring in against the odds FA Cup matches, having bagged the winner for Tamworth when they knocked out Bournemouth in 2005. That season they made it all the way to the third round, where they lost to Stoke 4-3 on penalties in the replay.
He continued his goal-scoring feats a year later, hitting the back of the net as the Lambs lost to Norwich 4-1 in the third round.
With on-loan Luton man Adam Watkins ineligible to play, Storer could make his first start since limping off against Southport, a game he opened the scoring in with a cracking 20-yard effort.
The Aggborough outfit have undergone a tough period in the Cup, losing to York, Fleetwood and Corby since reaching the third round in the 2008-09 campaign when they lost to Coventry City.
But they have an excellent record in the competition overall, reaching the fifth round in 1994 when they famously defeated Birmingham City. They also faced Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2004, forcing a replay before going down 2-0.
To keep up with team news and how the FA Cup drama will unfold, checkout our live match blog on Saturday.
Sports editor Peter McKinney be at Blundell Park to reveal all the action as it happens.