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Ouldridge Confident Town Can Spring An Upset Against QPR

13 December 2016

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Town U18s captain Tommy Ouldridge can’t wait to pit his wits against QPR in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup this evening.

The young Reds host their counterparts at The County Ground later (7pm Kick-Off) and the midfielder is confident his side have what it takes to spring an upset.

“All the boys are really excited. We’ve played two lower league sides and this is now a chance for us to express ourselves against a Championship club,” he told

“We want to cause an upset and show everyone what we can do and what we’re capable of.

“We know QPR have better facilities and they are a good side but we’re only focused on ourselves and what we need to do.

“We know if we play well then we’ll probably win the game.

“We’re coming off the back of some good wins and some good results so we’re really confident.

“We’ve worked on what we’ve got to do, we know our roles and responsibilities and we know what is expected of ourselves so if we can take what we’ve done in recent games in to tomorrow then we can make a statement.”

Ouldridge is looking forward to playing at The County Ground under the lights tonight, but has stressed the importance of focusing on the game itself and not on the occasion.

“The boys are buzzing to play at The County Ground again but we’ve got to play the game and not the occasion.

“We know it is going to be different under lights, there will be more fans there but we’ve just got to focus on our game and do what we do and hopefully get the win.” 

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