Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Oldham Relish Cup Chance to Build Broken Morale ; FA Cup Sheldan Keay

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Oldham Relish Cup Chance to Build Broken Morale ; FA Cup Sheldan Keay

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OLDHAM Athletic striker Jake Cassidy believes this weekend's FA Cup clash with Sheffield United will be a welcome distraction from the league.

Latics travel to Bramall Lane hoping to book their place in the third round of the competition.

Cassidy's side currently find themselves in the League One relegation zone after losing their last three matches in a row, and the 22-year-old admits tomorrow's cup game could benefit them.

"This might suit us as we get the chance to go there and take our mind off the league," he said.

"It will be a big game and if we can get a result then it would be a massive boost for everyone and give us a lift going into the next league match.

"We will go there as underdogs and there is no hiding that but we have the opportunity to put things right.

"Hopefully we can beat Sheffield United on Saturday and then it would be nice to get a big tie in the third round."

Cassidy has recently returned to the Oldham squad after spending three months on the sidelines since cracking an ankle bone against Fleetwood Town in August. …

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