POST MATCH: Jay Harris: “We need that result against Peterborough”

Following an outstanding victory over Dagenham and Redbridge in National League action, Man of the Match Jay Harris is keen to turn his attention onto Wednesday Nights’ Emirates FA Cup replay against Peterborough United.

With both sides unable to be separated in their first meeting following an Andy Cook equalising header, the midfielder says that it is matches like these that sum up the “magic” of the famous cup competition.

He said:”That is what you want isn’t it? We say ‘the magic of the FA Cup’, you want Prenton Park packed under the floodlights, you want to sort of say ‘come on, we will show you how good we are’, we took you at your place one-one, now we are going to do the job, so hopefully we can finish the job on Wednesday night.

On the supposed gulf in quality that his upcoming opponents possess given their League One standpoint, Harris remains unconvinced that there is much of a difference feeling that in their previous meeting, both sides and players were matched.

I have always said and I have from a young age, you have the exceptional players like [the] Steven Gerrard’s who play in the prem, but there is not much difference [down below], some people might say there is a bit more, but it is proved when you play against them.

Maybe they do it a bit more consistently but you know what, talent wise? I do not think there is much, and to be fair to Peterborough they are a really good side but we matched them last week so hopefully we can do it again and a bit more.

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The players line up in their first match against Peterborough United

On the one-one draw, the 30-year-old felt that his side did everything that they needed to do to ensure they were not knocked out of the first-round of the FA Cup but now they need a victory above anything else.

We done what we needed to do, we have to do that again Wednesday, we cannot [not] concentrate and give them respect and stuff like that we have to get at them because we need a result at the end of the day because that is the only thing that is going to matter on Wednesday night. We need that result.

We have a big game Wednesday night, and it is massive because we want to get into the next round of the FA [Cup] and it is great for the fans [and] it is great for the club financial wise.

 

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