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Robinson hungry for cup success

4 November 2021

Shrimps boss Stephen Robinson is hoping his side can replicate last year’s FA Cup success, starting with Saturday’s clash with Newport County.

The First Round clash will be the first between the sides since May’s Play-Off Final, which saw the Shrimps overcome the Exiles courtesy of a Carlos Mendes Gomes penalty in extra-time.

Robinson, who reached two cup finals with former club Motherwell, says success in competitions like the FA Cup can be a huge boost to clubs.

“We want to win the game,” he said.

“We want to progress as far as we possibly can, I know what cup runs can do for clubs, we got to two cup finals with Motherwell.

“It lifted the profile of the football club; it raised a lot of money that allows you to build on the success and it put players to the fore.

“It certainly is a shop window and puts you in the spotlight which teams like Lincoln have done before and Morecambe last year, unfortunately without any fans.

“The fans deserve a little run, we’ll be doing everything in our power to do that, ultimately my main aim this season is to make sure we stay in this division.”

Since Morecambe’s Play-Off Final success over Saturday’s opponents, there are only five remaining players that featured that day, and Robinson admits the Wembley meeting isn’t an important factor building up to the tie.

The gaffer added: “There’s been so much change, I think it will be quite irrelevant on Saturday, the Wembley game.

“There’s not the same personalities, not the same managers at either club, so I think it’ll be completely different.

“We’ve got a point to prove as well, we haven’t picked up good results, we didn’t play well on Tuesday night, some of the other performances have been good without picking up results.

“It takes the pressure of the league off us a little bit, hopefully we can go out and put a better performance on.”

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