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Friday, October 07, 2016

We Want To Be The First 'League' Team To Beat Hereford Says Claridge


Salisbury manager Steve Claridge has said that although he's not looking for revenge over Hereford after last season, he would like to be the first 'league' team to defeat them.

"It’s a big game for us because of what happened last season, and it’s a big trophy as well," said Claridge speaking to the FA Site.

“Both teams are enjoying keeping their seasons going with the cup run so with both of us now being out of The FA Cup, this weekend takes on even more importance.

"This is our FA Cup now, this is our big one, and it would be lovely to try and do well in it.

"Hereford are top of our table and we want to be the first team in the league to beat them.

"We’re not seeking revenge for what happened last time because they were very gracious in victory, and hopefully we were gracious in defeat, we respect them as a football club.

"They were better than us on the day, but hopefully that won’t be the case this time round. I’m not 100 per cent certain Hereford are as strong as they were last year, and I think we are a little bit better, so hopefully we can give them a good game."