Date: 7th December 2015 at 4:24pm
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Manager Steven Pressley and on loan Reading winger Tarique Fosu have both previewed tomorrow evening’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against Morecambe.

Victory tomorrow evening would set up a Northern Area Final against Barnsley and being so close to Wembley now, both are obviously hoping to go all the way.

Speaking firstly to the Official Site in his pre game press conference, Pressley explained that we’d need to be at our best to progress against a tough Morecambe side, because he knows we’ll be in trouble if we don’t perform.

‘After our last match, we had a three day shut down because we work on a certain periodisation training where we work for six weeks at a very intense level and then we have a down week. Last week was our down week and it coincided perfectly with the free weekend. We have had a good week, we returned to training last Wednesday and we have gradually built up to the levels that we train at ahead of the game against Morecambe and we will be raring to go. This week has provided ourselves with the ideal opportunity to do what we wanted to do at the end of our six week cycle.’

As for the game more specifically, Pressley went on to say that the aim was obviously a Wembley trip this year.

‘We are definitely trying to go all the way in the JPT. It is fair to say for teams like ourselves and Morecambe, this cup competition presents a real opportunity to go to Wembley. The FA Cup is a fantastic competition and so is the Capital One Cup, but realistically for teams in League One and Two, it is very difficult to reach the final. It will be a difficult match on Tuesday. Morecambe knocked us out of the JPT at Highbury last season and they have a handful of players with a link to Fleetwood in some way which always provides a spice. They will be a real threat. They are the second highest scorers in League Two and they have conceded the second highest amount of goals. They are a team when they play that are involved in many goals. It has got the makings of a very good game and the truth is, I believe that if we perform to our levels, we will win the game. If we don`t, we will be in trouble.’

As for Fosu in his own interview, he went on to say himself.

‘We`ve just been getting back into training over the past week or so, and preparing for the next game as it`s a big one. We`re potentially only three games away from Wembley so it`s important for us as a team because we want to win it. There isn`t a real amount of rest time for us really because we`ve got another difficult clash against Walsall at the weekend then.’

Having hit the ground running since his arrival from his parent Championship side, Fosu obviously wants to see that continue because he’s enjoying himself at the moment.

‘I always try my best and want to excite the home fans all the time. I like to show people what I can do. I`m enjoying my loan a lot at the moment because it`s a nice club with nice people. The fans are good too which helps. You could see at the Blackpool game that they were behind us throughout, and it was upsetting with couldn`t win for them. I speak all the time to David Ball and David Henen in training, and we try to practice things a lot to improve. We do a lot of link-ups and try to take them into the game with us then. Hopefully you`ll see a lot more of us three.’

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