would love to have the chance,” said Mil­ner.

“I think ev­ery­one can see how se­ri­ously we take it by the teams we’ve put out in the past few years – and noth­ing will change this year.

“At the mo­ment we just take it one game at a time, con­cen­trate on what­ever is in front of us and try to win it.

“You can play three dif­fer­ent com­pe­ti­tions in a week, so you can’t spend too much time think­ing about just one.”

City boss Manuel Pel­le­grini

The Toon Army are in a bet­ter mood after two wins that have lifted them out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

But they are also des­per­ate for a cup run.

It leaves Pardew in a dilemma, as this tie comes in FRASER FORSTER has re­vealed how Ron­ald Koe­man has brought the feel-good fac­tor back to Southamp­ton.

Saints were tipped to head into a steep de­cline when for­mer boss Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino quit the club and was fol­lowed by a host of big names.

But Koe­man (left) has bonded the new-look squad to­gether and steered Saints to sec­ond spot in the Premier League.

Forster, the keeper signed from Celtic this sum­mer, said: “He is a great man man­ager. He speaks to each player and gives them a clear vi­sion of what he wants from them.

“There is no doubt he has an aura about him. The boss had a fan­tas­tic ca­reer as a player and when he speaks, peo­ple want to lis­ten and learn from his ex­pe­ri­ence.

“There is a real good feel­ing at this club. I sensed that from the mo­ment I walked through the door.

“He has been up­beat from the first day. He

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