FA Cup retains its magic for Danny Wilson

Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com. Football, Sky Bet League One; 
Southend United v Chesterfield; 15/10/2016 KO 3.00pm;  
Roots Hall;
copyright picture;Howard Roe/AHPIX.com
Boss Danny Wilson chats ahead of kick-off at Roots Hall

Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com. Football, Sky Bet League One; Southend United v Chesterfield; 15/10/2016 KO 3.00pm; Roots Hall; copyright picture;Howard Roe/AHPIX.com Boss Danny Wilson chats ahead of kick-off at Roots Hall

0
Have your say

Danny Wilson will be glued to the FA Cup draw like every other manager whose team is in the hat for tonight’s first round draw.

He might have seen it all in his 1000-plus games as a manager, but the FA Cup is still special.

“There’s lots of permutations,” he said.

“There could be a fantastic draw at home, a very dodgy one away, a non-league team, who knows? That’s the beauty of it.

“I think everybody will be sat with their breath held to see when our number comes out.

“Whatever happens, it’s the magic of the cup, the romance of the cup. Whoever we get we’ll want to progress.”

The draw will be a big moment for the non-league clubs in the hat, all hoping to pull out a big League One club at home.

For Wilson, that’s one of the charms of the competition.

“I love it, I think it’s fantastic,” he said.

“You can see the non-league teams getting quite excited getting into the hat for the first round, they’ve had a lot of hard work already to get to where they are.

“It’s great for everybody.”

The draw takes place tonight on BT Sport and BBC Two, with coverage starting around 7.10pm.

Chesterfield are ball number 13.

Who do YOU want to see pulled out of the hat as Chesterfield’s opponents? Let us know on our Facebook page HERE