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KENYON LOOKING FORWARD TO NEWCASTLE TIE

23 September 2020

ALEX Kenyon is one player who will be looking forward to the Newcastle game on Wednesday night more than most.

As well as focusing his mind on helping the Shrimps cause a possible upset against the Premiership giants Kenyon is hoping to make his 250th appearance for the club if get a piece of the action.

The popular midfielder came on as a substitute when the sides last met in 2013 in his first season for the club and remembers the game well.

He said: "We had just beaten Wolves in the second round and we got Newcastle at home and it was a massive night and as it was my first season as a pr I remember thinking ‘does this happen every year?'

“It was packed at both ends and I think we got robbed on the night. There was handball on the line and we should have had a penalty and a possible sending off but we didn’t and despite bossing the game for long periods we lost 2-0.

“We had plenty of chances that night and it was a good game to be involved in and I think we were on top until they brought on Ben Arfa who made a real difference. There’s a fantastic picture of me grabbing his shorts as I tried to stop him that someone sent me as a reminder a few days ago when I got the draw.

“It was a good night and I have a lot of good memories, I think I even squared up to Shola Ameobi that night which would have been interesting as he’s twice my size but as everyone knows I do like to get in people’s faces and make sure I don’t make it easy for anyone.’'

Looking ahead to the game he said: “It will be tough no matter what because they could change their full eleven and it will be a very good side so it’s going to be a tough challenge but one we will all enjoy and give our all in.

“It’s a shame that there won't be any fans in because this is one game that everyone would remember I’m sure. It’s not just us as players that want to experience occasions like this it is everyone involved in the club, the staff, the fans and our families too but we will just have to put that to the back of our minds and get on the challenge.''


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