Tranmere Rovers are gearing up to battle a Peterborough United side that they are yet to register a win against in FA Cup football, but shot-stopper Scott Davies shares his feelings and thoughts on the competition ahead of the clash at London Road.
The oldest and most prestigious cup competition in English football is still looked upon fondly by many within the sport, and the 30-year-old thinks just playing in the competition that current footballers grew up watching is a “big” thing.
He said: “Obviously as a kid it is a competition you always wanted to play in, so growing up I have great memories of watching the FA Cup so it is a big thing to play in it.”
Speaking of his favourite moments he recalls watching the team he supported as a boy Manchester City winning the trophy in 2001 under Roberto Mancini but felt that his time at Fleetwood playing in the competition is his favourable thought.
“From watching it, when Man City finally won it again under Mancini, but playing in it – we had a good run at Fleetwood [Town], we got to the third round a good few years ago now, [we] played Blackpool and they were in the Prem[ier] League so that was a good time to be there at the time at Fleetwood.”
With confidence high at Prenton Park following a convincing 4-2 win over FC Halifax Town last Saturday, Davies was hoping to be drawn against one of the elite sides in English football should they advance into the third-round.
“[Manchester] City for me, all day. Definitely just for me and my finally and all that, we are all big blue [fans].”