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We will be underdogs: Bell

2 December 2016

Assistant manager Jimmy Bell admits it will be emotional returning to Woking – but Accrington Stanley are going there to get a job done.

Stanley travel to Kingfield in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup – with Woking the place where the Reds clinched promotion to the Football League in 2006.

Only Rommy Boco remains of that team from 10 years ago and Bell admits there will be mixed emotions for manager John Coleman and himself.

“It was a magnificent day in 2006 and this will be the first time me and John and Accrington Stanley have been back since,” said Bell.

“We have moved on and stayed in League Two since then but it will be emotional going back and it will bring back a few memories.

“But it's going to be a difficult job, especially form wise as they are flying at the moment and we have had a slump in form recently.

“It's going to be a trappy game and I rate us as the underdogs. Woking are a big club, they are bigger than us in most things – fan-base and wage bill - but we have the stature of being a league club.

“For me, it has the makings of being an upset and the lads have been made fully aware of not to underestimate Woking.

“They may be in the bottom half of the Conference but they are a strong side. We have had them watched and they have a striker, Gozie Ugwu who is apparently playing like Ibrahimovic at the moment and has seven goals in the last four games.

“We need to come up with a system to nullify their threats and silence the crowd.

“We want to be in the hat for the third round draw on Monday, with a chance to get a Premier League club like Manchester United or Liverpool. Financially it's important for the club to be in the draw and we have got to do everything to make sure we are.”

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