Pardew: We Want To Win The Cup

By Rob Cooper
Last updated : 06 January 2003
Whilst some may consider Wimbledon at home an uninspiring draw Alan Pardew was satisfied with the news, believing the two home ties are very winnable.

Should the Royals defeat first Walsall and then Wimbledon at home they will be through to the Fifth Round for the first time in a number of years, and just one game away from a quarter-final place.

Speaking about today's draw, held at Soho Square, Alan Pardew said to readingfc.co.uk: "It's a tough one because Wimbledon are going really well at the moment, but now we've got to home ties to get into the fifth round of the FA Cup and you can't ask for more than that."

Alan Pardew, who scored the winning goal for Crystal Palace in their 1990 FA Cup Semi-Final against Liverpool, is hoping for some more cup glory this season. A 1996 home tie against Manchester United aside the FA Cup has provided very little for Royals fans in recent years.

Pards added: "We want to win the cup, and we've got a good chance of getting into the fifth round."

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