Wat­son look­ing for­ward to big knock­out games

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MAN­AGER Liam Wat­son said his South­port play­ers are ready for a big week of knock­out foot­ball.

The Sand­grounders travel to Ch­ester FC tonight for a re­play in the Build­base FA Tro­phy af­ter the sides played out a goal­less draw last Satur­day af­ter­noon.

And Wat­son’s team will then start pre­par­ing for the Emi­rates FA Cup sec­ond round tie at Tran­mere Rovers on Sun­day af­ter­noon with a large trav­el­ling con­tin­gent ex­pected at Pren­ton Park.

The draw against Ch­ester will not be re­mem­bered for its en­ter­tain­ment value but the re­sult sees South­port’s good run con­tinue.

“It was flat at the start, flat dur­ing the mid­dle and flat at the end,” Wat­son said.

“There wasn’t a great deal of quality on show from ei­ther side and a goal­less draw prob­a­bly flat­ters the game.

“A clean sheet is a pos­i­tive, so too is the fact that we’re in the hat for the next round, but I’m sure both teams will put in bet­ter per­for­mances. We have an­other game now on Tues­day. I’m not go­ing to treat the game any dif­fer­ently to Ma­rine, who we were due to play, so the only dif­fer­ence is that we’ve got to go to Ch­ester.

“It’s the best thing in the world to play and any player will tell you that they would rather have a game than train­ing.

“Ch­ester is a good sta­dium to play at and we’ve got to look for­ward to it.”

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