The FA Cup is back as Spurs make the trip to struggling League One side Colchester Utd in the early kickoff today (KO 12:45).
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Its been decent few weeks for Tottenham, as their side looks perfectly placed in the Premier League, and with a great opportunity to put away lower league opposition Pochettino will be looking for a decent cup run.
Colchester themselves can call upon some experienced heads in the form of Darren Ambrose, Nicky Shorey and Owen Garvan, and there’s no doubt there will be a terrific atmosphere in the Weston Homes Community Stadium.
It will be a difficult ask but one in which the players will be looking forward to, manager Kevin Keen telling the BBC:
“This has been a bit of a bonus week, and everyone will enjoy it, but we want to beat Tottenham to get through to the next round. It is going to be a tough task, but the boys are switched on and ready to give a performance which hopefully credits the football club”
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is equally cautious coming into the game, telling the Tottenham Official Website:
“The FA Cup can always surprise you and for that reason we need to be focused on the game. Colchester are in League One and we expect a very tough game. It’s that magic that always makes the FA Cup and it’s important to be focused because every game is difficult. We will find a team that will be excited to play against us and we need to find the same level and motivation to try to win this game.”
Similarly, Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is set hand his fringe players a chance to shine when his side take on Nottingham Forest in the FA cup.
The Spanish boss has proved to be an inspirational appointment by the Hornets board, with the club currently sitting 10th in the Premier League.
Survival remains the aim of the game however for the club and with that in mind Flores have revealed that some of his players will get some much needed minutes.
“We have to think about everything, so now is the perfect time to take other players who are training well and who deserve to play. It is necessary for everybody to do their best and to have a very good performance,” said Flores.
“We always train with the full squad at the same level and the same targets and objectives. Every player knows perfectly what their task is in every single position, so we don’t have an excuse.
“We have to play with very good players so we will try to choose the line-up well, but all the players who go to the pitch will have my confidence.”
Forest meanwhile are likely to name a strong side as they look to claim a scalp. The Midlanders will be without a number of men with Britt Assombalonga (knee), Andy Reid (groin), Matty Fryatt (Achilles), Henri Lansbury (ankle) and Daniel Pinillos (knee) all set to miss the game.
Dougie Freedman will have influential midfielder David Vaughan available after suspension while Ryan Mendes is set to be fit despite taking a knock last weekend.
Forest and Watford last met in last season’s Championship when the Hornets won 3-1 at the City Ground and draw 2-2 at home. In all Watford have won three of the last 7, drawing two.
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