FINGERS crossed tomorrow's FA Cup game is on as it's a massive match for us.
The money is important for the club, we could draw a big team in the third round and we want to play, especially with Tuesday night’s game being off.
That was disappointing for all the lads as it was postponed late in the day and I had spent all day eating carbs and preparing for the match.
And we fancied ourselves against Macc, it was a chance for us to move up the table and, although we have now got a game in hand, we would rather have points on the board.
The table doesn’t look as good as we have dropped to 17th but it is still so tight.
It is nice to not have a league game and focus on the cup and Barnet. They have been doing well this season under Ian Hendon and are in the top 10.
They have a solid defence despite conceding five goals on Tuesday night and they will be well organised. We know it will mean a lot to them too so it is all to play for. The last thing we need as well is a replay in London as we seem to have a build-up of games at the moment with all the cup games so hopefully it will be settled on the day.
There is always an air of anticipation around the FA Cup games and it is one all the players look forward to. We have to be careful not to get carried away but hopefully it will be our day.
The games are coming thick and fast now with Burton Albion on Tuesday night back in the league.
I have never played at the Pirelli Stadium as I think I was injured or suspended the last time Accrington played there.
We obviously had many encounters with Burton in our non league days and they have settled into the league and quickly established themselves as a Football League side and had some good results. It should be an interesting encounter.
Looking back to last Saturday, it was awful conditions at Bradford. It was really difficult but, even so, I felt we played some good stuff. We were disappointed to concede - more the build up than Phil putting it into his own net as I don’t think he could do a lot about it.
I felt sick when they got the penalty at the end as we have conceded such a lot of late goals and the gaffer has said that the players will be hit in the pocket with any goals conceded in injury time.
I was fearing the loss of a point and money so it was a relief to see the penalty go wide.
Then Bobby Grant could have won it for us and they had a goal disallowed but I think they will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season so a point at Bradford is a decent return.
Again training has been hit and miss with the weather. We have played five-a-side at the JJB and tried out aqua aerobics this week which was okay although quite a few middle aged ladies showed us up! It is something different though, keeps us ticking over and keeps us altogether. I think we have seen enough water this week now though so hopefully it will be clear for tomorrow.