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McCann 'excited' by FA Youth Cup tie

The Young Imps host Wrexham at Sincil Bank on Saturday (1:30pm kick-off) with the winners facing a trip to Manchester United in the Third Round.

22 November 2019

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Lincoln City's recently-appointed Academy Manager, Jordan McCann admits that City's youth setup is excited about facing Wrexham in the FA Youth Cup at Sincil Bank on Saturday.

The winners of the rearranged FA Youth Cup Second Round tie on Saturday will face a trip to Premier League giants Manchester United in the Third Round, a proposition which excites the new Academy boss.

"Everyone at the Academy is looking forward to Saturday," he said.

"We have got a few clips of Wrexham and they are a really good side, so it’s going to be a very tough test.

"Of course the opportunity to play Manchester United away in the Third Round is important and it does dangle a carrot in front of the boys, and we would be naive to think that isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel if we can get over the line."

The Young Imps made it to the Third Round last season, but fell short at West Bromwich Albion's Hawthorns Stadium and McCann believes that opportunities to play against the bigger Academy sides is something to aim for within the setup.

"The FA Youth Cup is important. We want to try and win to go as far as we can to give the boys the best experience of playing in the best games, but ultimately we have to work with a long term development perspective and see the bigger picture."

Season Ticket holders go free on Saturday for the 1:30pm kick-off at the home of the Imps, and McCann is hoping for a good crowd for the occasion.

"We are all excited about Saturday," he added.

"It would great to see as many people here as possible to support the lads, and hopefully we get through to face Manchester United in the next round."

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