Brum Say "Stop Kieron Dyer"

Last updated : 16 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
Geordie-boy Steve Bruce's side got a draw at home, although no-one can say it was earned. They fought to the wire despite only playing with 10 men for the second half after the sending-off of defender Raidi Jaidi for a professional foul, but the Magpies should have killed off the tie long before the final whistle.

14-goal Gary McSheffrey is confident City can topple the Premiership remains side.

Gary McSheffrey: "We go north with no fear after the first tie. We had the chance to beat them on our own patch even with 10 men but couldn't take it. This time we can enjoy the occasion.

"I thought Kieron Dyer was awesome in the first game. He has had a lot of injuries in the last couple of years but he is the main man for Newcastle. If we can keep him quiet, I think we have got a chance.

"James Milner is also a big talent for Newcastle but, if we keep their front three quiet, we know we can cause problems with our own attack."

Midfielder Neil: "We showed we can compete with Newcastle and before the sending-off the first game was pretty even.

"We will be as confident on Wednesday as we were for the first game and we want to have a good run in the cup.

"There is a lot of energy and enthusiasm in the team and I am sure we can compete even though they have real quality internationals. Those are the sort of teams we want to be playing against week-in and week-out."