Baggies warning

Wednesday 20 February 2002

West Brom goalkeeper Russell Hoult has warned Fulham that they will not find it easy to breach The Baggies' defence in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Hoult had not conceded a goal since January 5 until last nights encounter with Millwall, a total of more than 11 hours of football, and is not planning to offer The Cottagers any gifts when they meet at The Hawthorns on Sunday, March 10, in a 6.30pm kick-off televised live on Sky.

It is an impressive record, and he has now promised Premiership new-boys Fulham a tough game if they are to reach the last four when he commented: "The defence is playing very well and we are very confident. Fulham have had trouble scoring goals and they won't find it easy here.

"Having home advantage is very important and we believe we can give them a real game. They were a lot better than us when they played here last season but we have improved a lot and our confidence is high."

Source: Team Talk