Welbeck to miss FA Cup clash with Sutton
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 20, 2017,
Feb 20, 2017, 8:37
Lincoln, who had already beaten Ipswich and Brighton from the Championship, are the first non-league club since Queen's Park Rangers in 1914 to reach the quarter finals.
"We are definitely picking up people who are disenfranchised, (put off) paying 100 pounds for a Premier league ticket", Doswell said.
"It just shows that anything is possible in the FA Cup and in football".
"I'm excited and buzzing", the 25-year-old told City A.M.
I mean no disrespect to Sutton United, of course. When I lose games, of course it's hard to take.
Sutton also claimed the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1979 when the competition was contested between English and Italian semi-professional clubs.
You like to think we wouldn't slip up against a team 17th in the National League but, well, it's Arsenal and their capacity for screw ups can not be underestimated.
"It's been a big ask for the volunteers at this club but why would you not step up to the plate?"
"But credit to them, they used their strengths well and they got the win".
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it remains to be seen whether or not he opts to leave after 20 years, but the focus will now have to be on ensuring that his side get back to winning ways at Sutton and try to end the season well. I am in a way. Whoever says the FA Cup is dead hasn't lived in Lincoln for the last six to eight weeks. We thought about putting new showerheads in for about two seconds.
Sutton may be the underdogs, but they're playing at home on an artificial pitch and haven't lost there in five months.
"He is well schooled, and he has been in the job for 20 years", said Doswell, whose team are now 17th in the National League, the fifth tier of English football.
Wenger has (at present) a fully-fit selection of forwards to choose from, so players lacking game time - such as Lucas Perez and Danny Welbeck - will probably be included in the starting lineup should Wenger opt to rest Giroud.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jeff Reine-Adelaide both impressed in the last round against Southampton and have been regular features in the competition this season, so it is likely they will play in tomorrow's fixture.
"We try to rehabilitate those players in a positive way", Doswell said.
"We are going to play our game, not the occasion, and go out there, get the ball down and play, fight for every ball, fight for every tackle, fight for everything and hopefully when the referee blows the whistle it will be us celebrating with the fans". Among their part-time ranks are picture-framers, carers and house-husbands.
"It would be the greatest upset football has ever seen".
"My guv'nor has given me a few days off leading up to the game".