Liam Hogan insists that they are going to show themselves in the best possible way in the game against West Ham while admitting that there is a huge gap between them and West Ham.
are now into the third round of theFA Cup
for the first time in 14 years and are going to faceWest Ham
, who they defeated in the League Cup semi-finals in the 1996-97 season, on Monday.
Stockport County captain
admits that the level between them and West Ham are huge but he insists that they are going to show themselves in the best possible way.
“For us, it’s a massive game. The levels between us (and West Ham) are big but we’re looking to go and show ourselves in the best way possible,” he said
“A cup upset, I’d love to be involved in one. We’ll go out there and complete the job that the gaffer has asked of us to the best of our abilities, and hopefully, it will cause West Ham problems and might even be enough on the day.
“They’ll have that extra bit of quality but it’s for us to show what we’re capable of and give the lads a bit of a free reign when we do get the ball.”
Stockport are now fourth in the National League table and West Ham are tenth in the Premier League table.
“The cup run has rejuvenated us,” he added.
“We’ll be on the telly again on Monday which is really important for the club – not just the players on the pitch but the staff and everybody that has worked to get us to where we are at the minute.
“This is the top of the game, the elite, and where the boys are going to be pushing with their own performances and their own careers.
“To go and match yourself against the best that England has to offer – they’ve had a good start to their season, and we’ve had a good start to ours, it looks like a great fixture on paper.”