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Gaffer reacts to FA Cup draw

30 November 2022

Club News

Gaffer reacts to FA Cup draw

30 November 2022

Following the Emirates FA Cup third round draw on Monday night which saw Wednesday drawn at home to face Newcastle, manager Darren Moore is delighted with the tie for the fans.

After our victory over Mansfield last week, on the gaffer’s wish list was a home draw against top flight opposition.

It could hardly be a tougher draw for the Owls with in form Premier League side Newcastle set to head to S6.

Under Eddie Howe, the Magpies are enjoying a superb campaign and are currently third in the table, behind only Arsenal and Manchester City at the World Cup break.

When asked for his reaction to the fixture, he told

“I think it’s a great draw but the thing for me is that I am so pleased for the fans.


“To get a Premier League team down at Hillsborough where the supporters can see their team compete against real good top flight opposition, it will be great.

“For me when I saw the draw, I was just pleased for the fans and when the tie comes round we will give our full focus to it but initially now, I’m just pleased for everyone connected to the club because it’s a fantastic cup draw.”

On the prospect of locking horns with the Magpies, he added:

“With everything that has gone on at Newcastle, the work Eddie is doing has been really, really good and for us to pit our wits against them is going to be good for us.

“We’ve played against Premier League opposition earlier in the Carabao Cup and we had a real good game and acquitted ourselves very well.

“We’ll have to do much of the same again because as we know they are a very good side.

“But our attention now is back to the league and we’ll pick up the cup draw when it comes around. For now, the focus is this weekend and another really important game at Derby. All our thoughts and energies are on that game.”

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