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04 Nov 2009 13:44:33

Latics assistant relishing cup tie

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 thefa.com, 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."


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