Irvine: Cup run is important

16 June 2010 02:07
Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine is delighted his side have been handed a home tie in the Carling Cup first round. The Owls play host to League Two side Bury in the week commencing August 9 and will be looking to improve on last season's poor showing in the competition when they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Port Vale at the second round stage. Irvine is certainly looking for a win to hopefully spark a morale-boosting cup run. He told the club's official website: "I'm pleased we have a home game, that's what every manager wants from a cup draw. This will not be an easy game because none are these days. "Bury proved themselves to be a very competitive last season and only narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs. Alan Knill is doing well as a manager and I'm expecting a tough game. "Every game we play in the cups will be important because good cup runs boost morale and confidence. Reading showed last season and Barnsley too not so long ago."

Source: PA

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