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EVANS TARGETING CUP RUN

4 December 2015

Winger hoping Blues can book their place in third round draw

Pompey have not reached the third round of the FA Cup since they were relegated from the Championship in 2012.

They have since fallen at the first hurdle in clashes with Notts County, Stevenage and non-league Aldershot.

But the Blues are now one step away from a potential pairing with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

So Gareth Evans is hoping that they can see off fellow League Two promotion-chasers Accrington this weekend.

He said: “When I arrived I was obviously aware that Pompey won the whole thing a few years ago.

“But I didn’t know how bad the record has been in the past few seasons and it’s been a while since we even got through the first tie.

“I’ve never actually done that well in the FA Cup – I always seem to go out in the first couple of rounds.

“There was a third round tie against Everton when I was at Macclesfield, so that was a stand-out one.

“Hopefully we can get through Saturday’s game and get another good draw like that.”

Pompey face a Stanley side who sit one place above them in the league table and have won five of their last six games.

Evans said: “They’re a good outfit and have got strong individual players in all positions, but they also perform well as a team.

“But we’ve scored a few goals and created plenty of chances in recent weeks – and long may that continue.

“I’m sure both sides are going to put out a strong team, so it should make for a really good game.”

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