Luton boss eyes chance to "make history" against Millwall

© Nigel Cooke
© Nigel Cooke

LUTON Town manager Paul Buckle says victory against Millwall in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday would go down in club history.

The Hatters are one step away from reaching the last eight of the competition and welcome the Lions to Kenilworth Road having already knocked out Wolves and Norwich City.

And Buckle believes the televised tie could prove to be a landmark day for the non-league side. He said: "Can we get through the quarter finals? Yes we can, we've earned the right to be here.

"If we give it everything we've got, which the players will do, and we have an awful lot of luck, we've got a real chance.

"The game on Saturday is a chance to make history. The game is at home, where we have a terrific record this season, and we will all go down in history at this club if we pull it off.

"The cameras are turning up on Saturday because they think there could be an upset – and it would be a huge upset. Not only that, the quarter finals are there and so we can make history.

"I was hugely proud of the performance and everything that went with it against Norwich and in the third round against Wolves. This is another massive game."

Luton suffered a 1-0 defeat to Dartford on Tuesday and Buckle admits it has been tough juggling a cup fun with a push for promotion back to the Football League.

"We've got a situation where we've been playing Saturday-Tuesday and it is not easy to deal with," he said. "We can't change that and we've got to find a way of dealing with that.

"It is going to be an electric atmosphere and there's going to be a massive buzz around the place. We've only had two days to prepare.

"The players were in on Wednesday for a cool down, we trained well on Thursday and now we are into it. We haven't had the luxury that Millwall have had – they've had a whole week.

"We're the massive underdog but we've got to make that count. We've got to pour some pressure on them and stay in the game."

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8 thoughts on “Luton boss eyes chance to "make history" against Millwall

  • February 15, 2013 at 11:29
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    millwall will win 2-0 no worries and then bring on man utd in the quarter finals at home

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  • February 15, 2013 at 12:25
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    I agree.... I'm also going for a comfortable Millwall 2-0 win, but would rather a lucrative away trip to Arsenal in the hope that we could spring a shock win and shut up the no nothing idiot Arsenal followers that I work with !!!

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    • February 15, 2013 at 13:34
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      you think you got bad i work with 2 leeds and 1 west spam lol

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  • February 15, 2013 at 12:28
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    Going for a draw Colin and a replay win
    Then Barnsley or Huddersfield at home
    Then man utd at wembley

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  • February 15, 2013 at 13:54
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    As much as it pains me to say.... I have quite a few WH mates and tbh they actually talk sense about football, whereas the Arsenal idiots I work with have been brain washed by (Arsene 'I never saw it, it was someone elses fault' Wenger and have obviously never played the game themselves..... I can't even speak to most of them nowadays so to stick one over them would almost make it worthwhile going to work !!!

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    • February 15, 2013 at 14:12
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      If we do get through I'd love to see us get Arsenal away, which will be on TV and guarantee some much needed cash for a bit of a push next season or a MK Dons or Huddersfield which could see us get to the Semis.

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  • February 15, 2013 at 19:39
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    Straight out the blocks Millwall ...hit em hard ....smash em out of site.....come on you Lions

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  • February 15, 2013 at 19:44
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    Lions den u got nothin on me..my old ladys a gooner nd would quite happily crash mn the sofa for wks to put one over em and shut her up!lol..lets beat the turban army first tho..0-3 tomo. Cum u lions!

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