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Crawley boss targets FA Cup upset for Leeds

Sat 09 January 2021 | 12:27

John Yems, Crawley's manager, says he wouldn't be shocked to see Leeds added to his club's long list of cup defeats.


will play against


at Broadfield Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to prevent a third-round FA Cup shock.

The League Two hosts have caused a string of surprises against teams from higher leagues over the last decade, while the 1972 Leeds Cup champions have endured recent humiliation against lower-league opponents.


has encouraged his players to play without pressure while they aim to secure a headline-grabbing outcome.

“Me personally, having been in the game as long as I have, nothing ever surprises you,” said the 61-year-old when asked about the prospect of a giant-killing.

“You shouldn’t be expecting anything to surprise you. It all depends on who fancies it on the day, whether the wind is blowing in the right direction.

“There are all sorts of things that can happen and you just hope it falls in your favor, rather than the opposition’s.

“We’re not going to play Leeds every week – you don’t play Premier League sides every week – so what is there to lose? You can only gain from it.

“We want to be in the game as long as we can be and we won’t be sitting back, I can assure you of that.”

Crawley have knocked out Derby, Bristol City, Bolton, Ipswich, Norwich, and Stoke in recent cup competitions.

source: SportMob