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Skipper Happy With Draw

11 January 2016

...but Chris urges focus in upcoming league matches.

Colchester United captain Chris Porter was understandably delighted with Monday's FA Cup Fourth Round draw - but urged his team to retain their focus on the league in the coming weeks.

The U's were paired with Premier League duo Tottenham and Leicester on Monday and Chris can't wait to get stuck into the U's top flight opponents.

And he said bravery will play its part if the U's are to prosper against their Premier League opponents.

Chris has fared well in the FA Cup before, reaching the semi-finals with Sheffield United before losing out to Hull City.

"It's massively important that  we get points on the board leading up to it and whoever plays well in the league will hope to be playing in the cup game, so it's a perfect incentive."

"But we have to make sure that the league takes priority until that game is actually here.

"They both have a lot of quality players so regardless of who they put out, it will be a good test.

He told the official website: "It's a great draw and obviously we get a Premier League side either way, which will bring in a big crowd.
Details regarding the FA Cup game will follow in due course - please bear with us in the meantime as we confirm the relevant information.

"We've got to expect they'll have a bit of possession, but the way we played against Charlton shows we can be hard to break down. If we can get a goal or two on the counter, who knows?"

"We knocked a couple of top flight sides out on the way, so it's not impossible," he added.

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