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Turnbull: "It's a special competition"

3 January 2014

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Rovers Player caught up with goalkeeper Ross Turnbull ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Stevenage.

Turnbull hopes to use the game as platform to push on into the second half of the season but knows that the cup can be unpredictable.


He said: “You have to prepare for every game as best as possible, it doesn’t matter if it’s QPR or Stevenage, it’s going to be a tough game and we’ll be preparing in a way to get a positive result.

“We want to win the game and take some momentum from it but it’s going to be a very difficult game because the FA Cup brings up a lot of surprises. 

“It’s going to be a game we can look forward to but one to take the challenge on board, prepare right for it and do the best we can.

“People might say it’s a good distraction, others may say it’s a bad distraction but it’s another game to try and get a positive result to put Wednesday’s game behind us. 

“Whether it’s the cup or the league, it’s a chance to get some momentum to go into the next one the following weekend.”

The 28-year-old has a good record in the FA Cup during his time at Chelsea and it is a competition that he holds in high regards.

“I’m lucky enough to have been involved in winning the FA Cup twice with Chelsea so I have fantastic memories of what is a very special competition,” he added.

“To be involved in lifting that trophy is something I’ll never forget; it’s such a unique competition.”

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