Sanchez confident

Tuesday 8 January 2002

Wycombe Boss Lawrie Sanchez found it hard to hide his disappointment after his side came within a whisker of repeating at least a piece of last season's FA Cup heroics at Adams Park on Tuesday evening.

Only a late Steve Marlet header saved Jean Tigana's side from going out of the competition - but to their credit, Wanderers have proven themselves formidable Cup opposition against other Premiership sides well before their encounter with Fulham.

After the game Sanchez said: "A lot of people made names for themselves tonight. McSporran up front caused a hell of a lot of problems for their back four but they see his pace every week in the Premiership.

"Hopefully we gave a good account of ourselves and that's all we can do. We'll look forward to the replay with confidence and there's no reason why we can't get something out of the game over there."

Wanderers goalscorer McSporran added: "We were well up for it tonight. We knew it was going to be a tough game. It was always going to be difficult but we fancied our chances against Fulham at home.

"I missed out last year so this time I'll be giving it everything that I can."