Guthrie's Slant On The FA Cup

Last updated : 28 January 2012 By Footy Mad - Editor

Danny Guthrie: "The manager really likes the competition, he has always put strong teams out.

"He took West Ham to the final and nearly won it, so he does like that competition.

"There are no points to play for, it is just purely being in the hat for the next game, and that's the most important thing for us in this particular fixture, to be in the hat for the next round.

"I have seen Brighton a couple of times and they are a good passing side.

"It's much easier for me coming into a team that has been winning and got confidence, rather than coming into a team that's on a bad run. That does help.

"My aim is to pick up where I left off and give the manager a problem when he has got everyone fit and available.

"It's hard to put a finger on anything, but personally I think something has just clicked this year.

"I am more mature now, I have had a daughter in the last year - maybe that helped, I'm not sure.

"I have always been technically good, but I think I know how to play the game now a bit more, I know football a bit more and I am a bit more wise."