The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS -

LEEDS UNITED can con­sider them­selves well warned: Sut­ton United say their plas­tic will be any­thing but fan­tas­tic for them this af­ter­noon. In nor­mal cir­cum­stances few would bet against the Cham­pi­onship gi­ants eas­ing through but their pitch is the one fac­tor which givess the U’s gen­uine hope. Their 3G pitch has turned the mod­est Gan­der Green Lane into a fortress and has been the foun­da­tion of their best run since 1989. And U’s striker Matt Tubbs, 32, says the un­nat­u­ral sur­face could swing things in their favour. “The pitch will be re­ally im­por­tant, that’s the thing on our side,” he said. “I’m sure Garry Monk will have his team train­ing on it in the build up to the game but play­ing on 3G is a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence. “Our record on it over the past 18 months is very, very good. The club have only lost twice on it since around this time last year, I be­lieve, so we’re used to it and we’ve built a side who know how to play on the plas­tic. Sun­day isn’t a fore­gone con­clu­sion by any means.” The game is live on BT Sport and the Na­tional League club will make around £300,000 from the tie – money which will go to­wards fix­ing a hole in their chang­ing room roof ! Tubbs added: “We were de­lighted to get through – it’s fan­tas­tic for us as a club and means we may be able to have a dry dressing room! The roof has got a hole in it and we have been get­ting wet. “The club needs ev­ery penny it can get and we’ve beaten the odds in ev­ery round so far so there’s no rea­son why we can’t pull off a mas­sive shock.”

UP­BEAT: Matt Tubbs

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