McGrath looking to settle score

DAVID CUFFLEY Tamworth midfielder John McGrath is hoping to make it second time lucky in the FA Cup giant-killing stakes when he faces Norwich City this weekend. The creative 26-year-old Irishman was part of the Dagenham & Redbridge side which lost 1-0 at Carrow Road in the fourth round in 2003.

DAVID CUFFLEY

Tamworth midfielder John McGrath is hoping to make it second time lucky in the FA Cup giant-killing stakes when he faces Norwich City this weekend.

The creative 26-year-old Irishman was part of the Dagenham & Redbridge side which lost 1-0 at Carrow Road in the fourth round in 2003.

Back then, Zema Abbey netted a 90th-minute winner for the Canaries to break McGrath's heart.


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“We had chances to win that game when I was at Dagenham,” said McGrath, who scored the second goal in Tamworth's 2-1 victory at Rushden & Diamonds in this season's second round.

“It was a bit of a cruel defeat so I'm hoping for a better result this time.

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“I don't see why we can't cause an upset especially as we are at home.

“I don't think Norwich will relish coming to The Lamb.”

He added: “Personally I'm looking forward to locking horns with Dion Dublin. I was with him at Aston Villa for three seasons and he's a great guy and really good professional.

“His aerial threat, plus the pace of Huckerby, will be a real threat for us.

“They also have Robert Earnshaw, of course, who has a great goalscoring record.

“But Tom Kemp and Simon Weaver are good central defenders and they can handle the pressure.”

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