Date: 5th December 2014 at 8:52pm
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Manager John Coleman has said he hopes the memories of yesteryear will help entice the crowd in for our FA Cup second round tie against Yeovil Town tomorrow.

With Cup runs rare, Accrington boast a number of memories that sit with the gaffer and he’s hoping to build on those and see a good crowd roar us onto the third round.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game, the manager explained.

‘The FA Cup is a great opportunity for us and the fact we have a home tie in the second round is a boost. I just hope it catches the imagination of the two as a bigger crowd can make a difference. I’m not just talking about finances but our chances of progressing.’

As for the game itself, Coleman knows it’s not going to be an easy match by any stretch of the imagination and he knows opposite number Gary Johnson will be hoping for an extended Cup run himself, but he knows if we play to our strengths then we can more than make a tie of it, make it difficult for them and hopefully get the break we need in front of goal.

‘The FA Cup creates a buzz, they are one off games and no one will be favourite on Saturday. We have already beaten a League One side in Notts County and, while it doesn’t necessarily follow we will do it again, we can take confidence from that.’

One man hoping to start the tie and make an impact is striker Shay McCartan who could come in with John O’Sullivan and Sean Maguire cup tied.

Speaking himself having come on as a sub in the game against Exeter and found the net, McCartan explained if he got the nod he knew it would be the perfect time to stake his claim.

‘I was happy to score as I hadn’t scored for three or four games, but I would rather have had the three points. Obviously I would prefer to start games, but it’s important to take your chance when you do get it. I do have faith in my own ability and it’s about showing it when I am on the pitch.’