I AM NOT sure what the Fulham players will make of our dressing rooms at the Crown Ground - it might be a bit of a culture shock as they battle for the one working shower!
No, but we have got to use these things to our advantage. It wasn’t really that long ago that Fulham were in the bottom division but obviously the players are different now and the whole expectations around the club are so much higher.
They might not be quite used to our facilities (although saying that the pitch played really well on Tuesday night) but they are professionals and they will come to our ground knowing that people are waiting for a cup upset and they will be prepared.
They have some good players too. I remember watching Damien Duff make his debut for Blackburn about 12 years ago so it will be weird to come up against him. We have obviously played Premiership teams in friendlies but they are false really as everyone is watching their tackles and you stand off teams - I imagine this will be an in-your-face cup tie.
We obviously want to avoid a spanking - but I think we will go out there and just enjoy it. We have nothing to lose and hopefully it will be a great occasion for the club. I am really excited about the game.
We thoroughly deserved Tuesday night’s win over Gillingham. To be honest, it was just good to go out and play as it has been frustrating with so many postponements.
We had a meeting before the game about how much the money would mean to the club after the recent winding up order and we were under no illusions about what a win would mean and we knew it was a performance which could secure the club’s future.
I was worried as we kept missing chances and, like in the Bury game, we have been punished in the past and I was praying that didn’t happen again.
Saying that, they rarely troubled us - I think Dean (Bouzanis) only had one save to make - and we dominated. They were a really good side last season and passed the ball around well but we took the game to them and didn’t let them trouble us, especially their striker Simeon¿Jackson who has been getting a lot of press recently.
I was glad it was Milesy who found the back of the net. It was good for him that it went in as he has been getting some real stick about his lack of goals.
This is especially as centre half Phil Edwards has eight goals for the season - Milesy can now live that down a little bit.
It didn’t quite feel like a cup tie maybe because the last time we played in the third round, there were queues all around the ground to watch the game.
On Tuesday there were only 1,300 on and that was obviously disappointing but hopefully there will be almost a full house tomorrow as it is a massive game.
While everyone will be focusing on this game, there is probably an even bigger home match against Aldershot in the league next Tuesday night.
We are really playing catch-up in the league at the moment but you look at what you can do with a run. Bury are unbeaten in their last three games and are up to third place and so we can’t take our eyes off what is our main goal.
I think the defeat at Aldershot was the lowest point of our season so far as they turned us over convincingly really. They have changed since then and so have we and we need the points on the board now.