Brass looking forward

Thursday 24 January 2002

York captain Chris Brass is viewing Saturday's FA Cup clash with Premiership side Fulham as relief from the club's current troubles.

They are under threat of closure unless a buyer for the club can be found and are embroiled in a battle to avoid relegation to the Conference.

York have slumped to second from bottom of Division Three but have beaten Colchester, Reading and Grimsby in the FA Cup.

Now they are looking forward to the visit of Fulham and aiming to maintain their proud Cup record.

Brass said: "This is a great game for us. We've done so well to get to the fourth round and of course we've got absolutely no pressure on us.

"It will be good to go out and forget about the worries of the League and this can help us put our problems behind us."

York famously knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup at Bootham Crescent in 1985 and Brass is hoping that history can repeat itself against Jean Tigana's side.

"Let's hope it's a wet and windy Yorkshire day to welcome the lads from the south," he added.