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Eldridge relishing another FA Cup tie
FC CLACTON assistant boss Glenn Eldridge says he and his players are in buoyant mood ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Hullbridge Sports.
The Seasiders have had their early-season optimism dented by back-to-back defeats against Felixstowe and Walton and Mildenhall.
However, the club now have three key dates in quick succession – Saturday’s cup tie, Tuesday’s derby at home to neighbours Stanway Rovers and then the following weekend’s FA Vase tie at Bowers and Pitsea.
And Eldridge says spirits are still high, despite recent disappointments.
“The lads were a bit deflated at the weekend but we’ll keep battling and fighting,” he said.
“We’re still confident and we’re looking forward to these very big games coming up.
“Saturday’s could be perfect timing, because it’s an FA Cup tie.
“Although it’s very important, we can hopefully enjoy it and the pressure will be off a bit, because there aren’t any league points at stake."
For the full story and lots more FC Clacton news and views, see this week's Gazette.
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