Michael Clegg raises Warrington Rylands ‘underdogs’ title as FC United of Manchester FA Cup clash dubbed ‘tie of the round’

Warrington Rylands manager Michael Clegg celebrates win over Stafford

Michael Clegg believes Warrington Rylands’ FA Cup showdown with FC United of Manchester has the billing to be the tie of the round. 

The Blues are looking to continue their recent form but come up against stern competition in Neil Reynolds’ outfit.

Both clubs have been on the receiving end of a humbling from free-scoring, Northern Premier League leaders Radclife. However, they have bounced back with Rylands moving into the playoff positions as FC United responded to their defeat with successive wins. 

Clegg acknowledges that they will be tagged as underdogs but it is a label that the Gorsey Lane club are “enjoying”.

He told Off The Park: “We’re going to FC United in the FA Cup who have won all five home games, they’re very strong at home and we’ll be going there as underdogs again. 

“We’re seemingly enjoying that, we go to the end, we can go there in go spirits and go there with nothing to lose. 

“If you go out to the FA Cup to FC United, no one is going to turn their nose up at that, we’ll be going there giving it everything and at five o’clock that we have gone through. 

“We’re in good form, they’ll be as wary in us as we are of them, we both know how each other will play and that has the makings of one of the best ties of the round. 

“We respect everyone and fear no one, it’s early doors but the lads are in good spirits and looking forward to Saturday. 

“We’ll be going there and playing football our way, hopefully we know the threats they’re going to pose, it’s two good clubs going head-to-head, it’ll be the good one for the neutral on Saturday.”

[Featured image: Warrington Rylands – Mark Percy]

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