Shildon full of hope for FA Cup tie at Guiseley
Shildon travel to West Yorkshire to play Guiseley from the Vanarama National League, with a place in the FA Cup first round proper up for grabs.
Daniel Moore’s men are in good spirits, following their impressive success at Banbury United in the last round a fortnight ago.
Shildon vice-chairman Jeff Ridley said: “With a bit of luck, Mickey Rae might be fit this weekend, after being out of action for a long time.
“We should have a pretty good squad available, after resting a number of players last weekend.
“Earlier in the week, our manager said the team will bounce back, we have nothing to lose and we’re the underdogs, even though they are third bottom in their league.
“We’re really up for it and the team is confident and again we have nothing to lose.”
A massive incentive for the Railwaymen to win the game is a £12,500 cash prize.
England fans’ apparent apathy towards the national team and next year’s World Cup finals in Russia has been illustrated by a lack of ticket requests.
FIFA have revealed that English supporters rank a lowly 16th on the list of nations requesting tickets for the game’s showpiece tournament. By contrast England fans were ranked the fifth-highest in attendance at the previous World Cup in Brazil.
FIFA say 3,496,204 tickets have been requested after the first sales period.