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Shaw eager for FA Cup progression

3 November 2023

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Tom Shaw is looking forward to Saturday’s fixture as the Imps face Morecambe in the Emirates FA Cup first round.

The interim head coach knows the importance of the competition but isn’t underestimating the Shrimps who are currently sitting in the Sky Bet League Two play-off places.

He said “This club has had brilliant FA Cup success in recent times. It's a brilliant competition and our players know what it’s all about. We are absolutely motivated to try and go as far as we can in the cup competitions. 

“We are excited about this fixture and we know Morecambe are a good side who are going well in their division. We really want to get after them with the football.”

Shaw has also been impressed with the confidence shown within the team since taking temporary charge and insists the players continue this at the weekend.

He added: “The confidence and bravery the lads have shown in the last four fixtures with the ball is really pleasing for me.

“The challenge in the first morning with the group was trying to shift the mindset and gain a bit of confidence over time, so fair play to them because they’ve done really well with it.

“We want to excite people and try to get them right behind us. There’s potential for it to be a really good day at the LNER Stadium on Saturday.”

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