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LOACH: WE'RE STILL IN THE HAT

4 January 2014

Town stopper Scott happy to be in the hat for the fourth round but disappointed Town couldn't see off Preston

Scott Loach was disappointed that Town couldn’t see off Preston after taking the lead, but is pleased to see the Blues in the hat for the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Town stopper was one of seven changes made by manager Mick McCarthy and performed well on his return to the side, making a string of good saves.

However he couldn’t stop Kevin Davies ensuring Town would have to meet Preston again in a replay at Deepdale, as the veteran striker cancelled out David McGoldrick’s opener.

“We had to work hard for the replay but we expected that because Preston are a good side and aren’t where they are for in their league no reason,” Loachy told the Club website.

“Fair play to them, they came here and certainly took the game to us and their experienced frontline kept us on our toes.

“We’re disappointed we couldn’t finish the game off, having taken the lead, but we’re still in the hat for the draw and we will look forward to travelling to Deepdale.

“We will obviously be going there to try and win the game to keep our Cup run alive and we want to progress to the next round.

“The gaffer made a lot of changes but it wasn’t a weakened team at all. For me that team is easily a Championship side and we had a good test against an in-form Preston side.

“I came in today and I thought I performed well. It was good to be back in the side, as I want to be playing, but Gerks [Dean Gerken] has done fantastically well since he was given his chance.

“I’m good mates with Gerks and we push each other in training and it’s up to me to just perform to the best of my ability when given a chance, such as games like this.” 


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