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King's Lynn defender wants a money-spinning FA Cup run at The Walks



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Kyle Callan-McFadden is focusing his sights on a money-spinning FA Cup run at King's Lynn.

The defender got a brief taste of the competition during Lynn's Second Round clash at Portsmouth last season – and now he wants more.

But standing in Lynn's way and the beginning of another run are Peterborough Sports, who are chasing a place in the first round proper for the first time in their history.

Kyle Callan-McFadden wins a header. Picture: Tim Smith. (52082185)
Kyle Callan-McFadden wins a header. Picture: Tim Smith. (52082185)

Callan-McFadden said: "Last weekend is all put behind us now and we're all focusing on the FA Cup at the weekend.

"It's a big one for the club and for us as a team. We sat down and spoke about during in the week and what we need to do.

"We've set ourselves a target as a team and we are going to go out and achieve that on Saturday hopefully we a good crowd behind us

"Cup runs are always a bit slippery. They are going to come here to try to cause an upset, but we've just got to focus on ourselves and what we are good at.

"We know what they're about and we the weapons they have. We've worked on those in training and we will go into Saturday all guns blazing.

"It will be nice to get a run in the FA Cup with King's Lynn. It would be good for the club as well with the prize money there.

"It doesn't matter what level they are at, we have to focus on ourselves and make sure our heads are right. "It's going to be an absolute battle so we've got to roll our sleeves up and make sure we are ready for it."

Callan-McFadden is likely to charged with the always daunting task of keeping ex-Linnet Michael Gash quiet should he start for The Turbines.

The former Lynn frontman swapped The Walks for the Bee Arena in the summer after being unable to commit to full-time football in the National League.

"Gashy is a warrior, he was a big player here for years. I only joined here this time last year so I didn't get that long with him," said Callan-McFadden

"From what the other boys were saying he is a real warrior on the pitch but it's a challenge I'm looking for to.

"We both know how each other plays, so it will be a battle but I'm looking forward to it."

The Turbines are four points clear at the top of Division One Central with 30 points from 11 games.

They've scored 35 goals in the process and look sure to give Lynn a good test having scored in every game this campaign. On Tuesday they defeated Lowestoft Town 5-0 at their Bee Arena.

Midfielder Ethan Coleman. (52010694)
Midfielder Ethan Coleman. (52010694)

Despite coming up against lower-league opposition, midfielder Ethan Coleman knows that Saturday's free-scoring visitors can't be taken for granted.

Coleman, who reached a place in the First Round Proper with Brackley Town last season, said: "It is difficult playing teams from lower leagues and things like that, but we've got to come out on top.

"They are on a good run at the minute. They are doing well in the league and they are a team looking to come up through the league's just like King's Lynn did, but we've got to stop that.

"Like Macca (Callan-McFadden) said our heads have got to be right and we need to put on a performance.

"We know what Gashy can do and what he can bring. He's a good finisher, a good goalscorer, and physical but it's about winning the second balls and doing the simple things right."



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