Jackson relishing Latics cup clash

07 January 2010 04:05
But County will first have to see off Blue Square Premier side Forest Green if they are to land their dream tie after the original third round clash was postponed due to a frozen pitch at Meadow Lane.

Jackson, who returned from a knee injury against Burton last time out, told the club's official website: "I thought it was an excellent draw, obviously we've got to get past Forest Green now. Now knowing that they could have a Premiership side, it's going to fire them up a bit more so it's going to be a tough game.

"It's the same for us, it's a team three divisions above us and obviously the club's aspirations are still there to be up there mixing it with those in a few years time, so it will be a nice test for us to see where we are at the moment.

"They are a quality side and are expected to win, so it takes the pressure off of us, we're not expected to beat them, we've got them on our own patch and we can give them a good game."

Meanwhile, the postponed fixture with Grimsby has been rearranged for Wednesday February 17, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Source: Team_Talk