Published: 01/12/2012 08:00

We are up for the cup as a break from league woe

THE magic of the FA Cup is back with us again as we take the short trip to Crewe for our second-round clash this afternoon.

John McGrath ColumnCrewe are a good footballing side filled with lots of talent that they nurture and bring through the ranks from a very early age.

In my opinion — and having played them numerous times over the last few seasons — they have been one of the best passing sides and rightfully gained a much deserved promotion to League One.

We go there on the back of two very bad results after losing to both the bottom two last week.

Every team is bound to slip up at some point in the season and it was us last week.

We are still very much in touching distance with the chasing pack, but I think today’s cup clash is a welcome distraction from the league.

A good FA Cup run is always enjoyable to have and, with the added financial benefits, we’re hoping to be in that hat for the third round draw.

I played my first 90 minutes on Tuesday night in a reserve team game away at Tranmere Rovers.

It was great to get the full game under my belt and its all in preparation to get myself back in action for a first team starting position.

When I say reserve team I use that phrase lightly because on the night we had myself, Jack Dyer, Corbs (Andy Corbett), G (Aaron Webster), Ross (Atkins), Jacob Blyth, Marcus (Holness), Chappy (Jordan Chapell) and Cleve (Cleveland Taylor) — a group of players that any League Two team would welcome.

I hope to see a big Brewers following make the journey to Crewe this afternoon and hopefully celebrate a Burton win and then draw a big Premiership team in the next round.

Come on you Brewers!

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