'Man City away not my biggest game' says Barnsley's David Flitcroft

07 March 2013 09:37

In the build-up to Barnsley's big FA Cup tie away against league champions Manchester City, David Flitcroft has insisted that Saturday's tie is not the biggest match since he took over at the Tykes in late December.

"I think the Leeds game was the biggest”, said Flitcroft.

“That was the biggest game for me and it probably always will be because the pressure, the intensity, the thrill of whether you're going to get the job or not was something that will stay with me forever”, added Flitcroft who was speaking to the Manchester Evening News.

David's brother, Garry, famously played for City after turning down an offer to join rivals United.

Barnsley will be looking to achieve an incredible trip to Wembley with an away win at the 2011 FA Cup winners, Manchester City. But in a season which has seen Bradford knock out the likes of Arsenal and Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup to reach a Wembley final, anything is possible.

Barnsley, will be looking to keep up their decent form of late which has seen them win an impressive five in eight, which has seen them beat the likes of Blackpool.

Meanwhile, City will be looking to avoid a slip-up after reaching within a touching distance of a return to Wembley.

Vincent Kompany is close to a return following an injury which has kept him out of the last four matches, Micah Richards is also edging closer to a long awaited return to City after suffering an injury which has kept him out of action for most of the season.

Strong line-ups are expected from both sides, Costel Pantilimon is expected to start in place of Joe Hart for Manchester City though.

Source: DSG