Westley relishing Chelmsford test

Boro boss Graham Westley believes tomorrow s FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie against Chelmsford City will provide a pleasant break from the league. But the 41-year-old warned that City will be no pushovers in front of what is anticipated to be a sel

Boro boss Graham Westley believes tomorrow's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie against Chelmsford City will provide "a pleasant break" from the league.

But the 41-year-old warned that City will be no pushovers in front of what is anticipated to be a sell-out crowd at Melbourne Park.

Boro are eager to have a run in both the FA Cup and FA Trophy this year to make up for the shortfall in their budget due to the collapse of Setanta and the 12,500 prize money awaiting the winner of tomorrow's tie would be very welcome.

"Our focus now turns to Saturday in the FA Cup. It's a pleasant break from the league and it's a massive game for us," said Westley, who saw his side bow out of the competition at Leicester City last season in the first round proper.


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"We went there in pre-season and we know they are a resilient outfit. The director of football there now, Jeff King, has led his side on some great cup runs."

Westley has called on the Boro fans to make the short journey to Chelmsford and provide the same kind of backing they showed during the 0-0 draw at home to Wrexham on Tuesday.

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"Hopefully, we can take a few fans with us because I thought they were magnificent (against Wrexham). They stayed behind the lads for the full 90 minutes which I think is fantastic.

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