Latics assistant relishing cup tie

04 November 2009 01:44
The Latics crashed to a third home league defeat when going down 1-0 to Huddersfield on Sunday, but Gray feels the visit of Leeds for the first-round tie, to be screened live on the internet by, could lift his side to new heights.

Gray told the club's official website: "From the club's point of view, especially financially, it's a fantastic draw. If you were to say 'do you want Accrington Stanley away or Leeds United at home' then there's really only one choice.

"It provides a fantastic chance to bounce back from the Huddersfield game and to give the fans here something to smile about."

Gray added: "Leeds will play the best team they have - to come here for a high tempo game. It'll be in front of close to a full house.

"There's the spice of the Cup, where you can get a big team in the next round, the chance to go to Old Trafford or somewhere else like that. It's a different mentality and you just give that little bit more."

Source: Team_Talk