Ahead of Wednesday evening’s Lancashire FA Senior Cup Final between Fleetwood Town and Bury in Leyland, Paul Murray spoke to the club’s media team about his thoughts on the game.
Murray’s side progressed past Blackpool and AFC Fylde in this season’s competition, and will be looking to go one better than last season, where Town lost on penalties to Liverpool.
On losing the final last time out…
“I remember the last final against Liverpool which we unfortunately lost on penalties. It will be a big occasion for the lads, and it’ll be nice to get a bit of silverware for the under 23’s.
“We’ve got the experience of being in this final but we’ve never won it. The lads that played last year will remember it, and we definitely want to come back with that trophy.”
On having an experienced side to choose from…
“Those players [who played in last year’s final] will be key, because they’ve lost before. It’ll play on their minds a little because they won’t want a repeat of it again. There will be a few lads from the first team squad out there as well so it’ll be a good game that we’re looking to win.
“In Bury’s last game, they played against Blackburn they played a strong team, so I presume they will go strong, as will we, but I’m looking forward to it.”
On the opposition…
“We’ve watched a little bit of video of Bury, so we know what they’re all about. But we only worry about what we do.”
On emulating the first team’s recent achievements…
“We’ve had success with the under 23’s and we want to finish off the season the way the first team lads have. A bit of silverware will top it off.
“It’s all about momentum. In the first team game [at Oxford] we weren’t great, but we’ve seen a bit of magic from Conor McAleny and we’ve got the result. The under 18’s have won their last four as well, so we want to win that trophy to keep momentum going at the club.”
If you can’t make it to the match, it will be streamed live on the club’s official Facebook page from 7:25pm and there will be live updates across the club’s social media feeds throughout the evening.