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Underdogs can win - Palmer

6 December 2013

Frontman Ollie Palmer believes that despite being the underdogs, we can pull off a cup shock at Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

Our team go into Saturday’s match at Boundary Park on a bad run of form, having not won in 10 attempts in Sky Bet League Two.

However, the 21-year-old, who scored a fabulous solo goal in our 8-1 victory at St Albans City in the First Round, insists a win on Saturday would be a huge confidence boost.

“It’s a good test for us,” said Palmer. “Oldham are in the league above and on a fine run of form, so we’ll have to have a lot of character to step up to the plate.

“We’re probably the underdogs, but Oldham may take their foot off the pedal a little bit, whilst we’re raring to go and take advantage, so hopefully, we can nick a win.”

He continued: “[The FA Cup] means a lot to me. [It’s a competition] what can make your dreams come true, so if we can get a win on Saturday, who knows who we may draw in the Third Round.

“I missed out on a great experience last season when the boys got to play Liverpool, which is a fantastic game for anybody to play in.

“At the end of the day, you may be the underdog and you may not be the favourite, but teams can always come out on top, so it’s a fantastic competition to try and stay in for as long as you can.”

Reflecting on our recent league form, the former Havant & Waterlooville striker added: “We’re not trying to shy away from the form that we’re stuck in at the moment. 

“It was a long time ago [the start of the season], but it’s a long season and we’ve got to try and turn around our form and start winning games and picking up valuable points.

“We’ve got to hit the situation head on and start picking up points, whether it’s through draws or wins, and if we win on Saturday, it’ll be a big morale boost for the boys.”

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