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Hurst looking forward to 'special occasion' [video]

Filed: Tuesday, 16th January 2018
By: Staff Writer

Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst admits that tonight's FA Cup replay against West Ham will be more difficult than the first tie - but believes his team can still upset the bookies.

Hurst brings his promotion-chasing side to London searching for their first win since drawing 0-0 with West Ham earlier in the month, having recorded a draw (0-0 v Blackpool) and a defeat (3-1 at Blackburn last weekend) since.

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However he maintains that the Shrews have the capacity to defeat what will be a less-than-full-strength West Ham team when they travel to London tonight, backed by around 3,000 fans.

"It would be amazing if we could cause that upset and get through to the fourth round", he he said. "Itís a special occasion for everyone involved with Shrewsbury Town.

"We are taking another fantastic following down there, which I am surprised at with it being midweek and so close after Christmas, but the fans are there yet again. They were fantastic at the weekend and Iím sure they will do the same again on Tuesday evening."

See what the manager had to say about tonight's game in his pre-match interview, below.

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