SIMON Ferry believes that Town have what it takes to reach round four of the Capital One Cup as they host Burnley this evening.
The Clarets are the second Championship side to visit The County Ground this season and the Scotsman says that the carrot of a fourth round tie against a Premier League giant that is currently dangling in front of them should spur the side on against Eddie Howe’s men.
“It’s always good to play a team from a higher division and test yourself against better teams and a better standard,” he said. “Obviously we beat Stoke in the last game and everyone was really excited about it so hopefully we can get a good result because in the next round there’s a possibility of getting a big team so we’ve got to go in and give everything to try and win it.
“We’ve done well in the cup especially at The County Ground we’re a match for anybody here. When we beat Wigan last year we played really well and it wasn’t a fluke or a one off because we’ve gone on to beat teams that are higher than us.”
Ferry went on to assess the reasons why Town have done so well in the cup competitions over the last 12 months before touching on the return of a certain Charlie Austin.
He continued: “I think we work hard to be honest and the other teams don’t work as hard as us. We stay strong as a unit then always look dangerous going forward so I think teams underestimate us.
“Just going on the ones we’ve played against, Southampton last season was difficult. They outplayed us but then again they went on to win promotion to the Premier League but since I’ve been here any team we’ve played over the last two seasons I don’t think any side has outplayed us.
“Charlie was brilliant for us. He scored a lot of goals and deserved his move where he’s gone and done exactly the same thing. Whatever level Charlie plays at he’ll score goals - that’s what he’s good at. Put the ball in the six-yard box it doesn’t matter who he’s playing against he’ll score.
“You have to keep an eye on him. As soon as the ball goes in the box you’ve got to watch him, you can’t let him get away from you because his movement is really good. He gets on the shoulder of the defender and he’s good in the air. It’s all about being inside the box with Charlie. If he gets one chance he’ll score.”