Cox’s Lions Ready For Massive Emirates FA Cup Tie

Match sponsored by Wharfedale Roofing

Segregation will be in place for this match with visiting supporters having the Railway End of the ground and the second seated stand with entry via turnstiles 6 & 7.

This is an all-ticket match with no sales on the day and season tickets are not valid for this fixture. 

We return to Emirates FA Cup action on Sunday when Accrington Stanley come to Nethermoor in the first round with kick-off at 2pm. 

Paul Cox secured his first away win as Lions boss at Woking on Saturday but wants his side to be focused on the cup fixture this weekend.

Stanley come into the tie off the back of a 4-1 win at home to Barnet on Saturday in League 2.

They also name former Guiseley Juniors striker Kayden Jackson in their squad.

Following the win at Woking boss Paul Cox said “That is why you want to be involved in football, it was proper end to end football, like a cup game. I have enjoyed it because of the tenacity and desire to go and win a game at a club that has had a really good start to the season who are flying high in the division.”

He is still looking for improvement from his side though “Once again I think there is a million and one things we can get better at. We’ve now got goals in the side, we have just got to cut out the minor mistakes.”

“I can’t the fault the boys energy, desire and the supporters who followed us down here today you can see how much they appreciated the work ethic. It is another monkey off our back in terms of an away win.”

Paul also pointed out the good run of results “It’s two defeats in 11 now and we are unbeaten in five and we are starting to lay some nice foundations especially in the players minds.”

Cox also made changes to his side on Saturday with Mike Fondop and Simon Lenighan starting on the bench.

The boss was delighted with Mike Fondop’s response “People like Simon Lenighan and Mike Fondop were not in the starting eleven but talking to them on a personal point they know I love them both to bits.”

“I said to Mike I want the old Mike Fondop back that started with us a couple of weeks ago and we saw that not just with the goal but the defensive header of the season. The bravery and direction that he put it in was out of this world.”

Ahead of Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup match Paul went on to say “We will be in a really good frame of mind to go and attack a massive Emirates FA Cup game on Sunday. We’ve got a huge game for the whole of the football club on Sunday, we will plan and prepare appropriately and see if we can cause an upset.”

Tickets can be purchased online here or from the Directors’ Lounge on Saturday from 10am-12 noon.

There will be no ticket sales on the day.