FAC ROUND 2 DRAW - SHREWSBURY/BRADFORD AWAY
FA Cup round 2 draw
Shrewsbury or Bradford vs Mansfield Town
likely to be played on Sat 30 Nov at 3pm
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Wednesday 13 November 2019
Stags now face a trip to the winners of the Bradford v Shrewsbury replay at the end of the month - a fourth successive away game - but Dempster said that held no fears for them.
“It’s a tough draw, but the fact our form is so good away from home is a positive,” he said.
“Shrewsbury or Bradford, whoever progresses, will obviously pose us a massive task as Shrewsbury are in the league above us and Bradford have begun well in our league, having got relegated from League One last season.
“We understand the challenge ahead but we’ll go into whoever we play with confidence because of our away form.”
He added: “Before the draw we’d have wanted a home draw against a team from a lower league, ideally that was our preference.
“But, when you look at our form, either Shrewsbury or Bradford would be a brilliant scalp for us to get.
“So we’ll be attacking that game with a positive mindset and we look forward to it, though we do have other fixtures before then.
“Our preparation for away games is second to none.
“Also, at times the opposition has to come at you when you are away from home as they are in front of their home supporters, which probably leaves more gaps to pick from.
“Our away form is where it needs to be. It’s our home form that needs to improve and we will be looking to address that over the forthcoming weeks.”
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