Toon Delighted With Cup Draw

Last updated : 09 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

Although Glenn Roeder didn't get his wish for Round Three of the FA Cup, he looks at two matches at St James' Park for his side to reach the last 16.

Glenn Roeder: "I don't want to start talking about Reading or Burnley because that's when complacency sets in, and we all know that Birmingham will make it difficult for us at St James' Park next Wednesday night.

"But at the same time, we are confident and have a belief that we will beat Birmingham. And if we can, at least we have a home draw in the fourth round, which is all you can ask for.

"Our fans love cup ties at St James' and let's hope we have another couple more for them this month. Reading will be hot favourites to beat Burnley tonight and if they do, and we take care of Birmingham, it would give us another cup tie against a Premiership team.

"But this is not something which is new to us, for after we played at Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup last season, we have played them again in the Carling Cup as well as Portsmouth and Watford this season."