We can shock the Swans – Lund­stram

The Football League Paper - - FA CUP THIRD ROUND - By Dan Gil­lott

THE money-soaked Premier League may seem like it’s in a world of its own but Ox­ford mid­fielder John Lund­stram has re­minded his side that Swansea are only hu­man.

More than 50 places sep­a­rate the two sides in the foot­ball pyra­mid but the U’s have rea­son to be­lieve that Swansea will not run riot at the Kas­sam Sta­dium.

Whereas Michael Ap­ple­ton’s side are push­ing at the right end of the League Two ta­ble, the Swans are tread­ing wa­ter in the top tier.

They have en­trusted first­team coach Alan Cur­tis with the reins un­til the end of the sea­son af­ter Garry Monk’s dis­missal from the hot­seat a month ago, and his pri­mary ob­jec­tive will be Premier League sur­vival.

There­fore Lund­stram (pic­tured in­set), who started his ca­reer with Premier League peren­ni­als Ever­ton, says his side are ready to pounce on any frail­ties.

“It is hu­man na­ture for a team like Swansea to take us a bit lightly,” said the 21year-old.“I think they will do and they will be in for a shock.

“The main thing in games like this is to be­lieve you can win it. There’s a bit of be­lief that we can go out there and win it.

“They will give us a tough game, there’s no doubt about it, but I think we can nick it in the end.”

And Lund­stram says the hus­tle and bus­tle of League Two foot­ball has made him more well­rounded as a foot­baller – some­thing that he in­sists could play into his hands against Swansea. “Peo­ple say the Premier League is a mad, fast league, but they haven’t played in League Two!” he added.“There are a lot of match-win­ners in the team.

“I think you get a bit more time on the ball in the Premier League. Hope­fully I’ll get a bit more time on the ball against them and I’ll be able to pun­ish them.”

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