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INTERVIEW | Craig Scott

Captain Craig Scott shares his thoughts ahead of Saturday's First Round FA Trophy game against Coalville Town.

After going ten games unbeaten in all competitions, Dunston face Step 3 Coalville Town in Isuzu FA Trophy First Round. Coalville recently progressed to the First Round of The FA Cup after a huge upset win away at National League Notts County - a game Coalville won 3-2, and the result has seen them set up a draw tie away at ex-Premier League side Charlton Athletic.

On Saturday, Dunston will be looking to reach the Second Round for this first time in our history. Captain Craig Scott explained that the current dressing room atmosphere may be stands Dunston in good stead heading into the game:

"There's a great rapport amongst the lads which is helped by our recent good run of form. We have played a lot of games already, so it's nice to be able to have a midweek break, and therefore train twice this week in preparation for Saturday."

When asked about the challenge that Coalville are likely to bring, Scott explained that despite the one step difference, he feels that the Dunston side are more than capable of claiming a result on home turf:

"Clearly Coalville are a good side and a having a strong season both in League and Cups. Saturday provides a good test for us against higher league opposition. However, we do have the home advantage and if we perform like we have been recently then I'm confident we can get a result."

With Coalville taking over 1700 fans to Notts County a fortnight ago, it seems they are like to bring a good number of away support to the UTS Stadium. When asked about having the chance to be a history maker, Scott explained that the home support could be the difference on the day:

"For me, the message to the people of Dunston is to simply get yourself along on Saturday and support your local club. If you have never been before, come and experience it. The support from the fans always has such a positive impact on us as players, and it creates a much tougher environment for visiting teams."

With Scotty's words in mind, get yourself down to the UTS Stadium and back the boys as we look to make history for the club!

Tickets are just £9 for adults, £6 for concessions and £1 for Under 16's. 

Be the 12th man, support your local club!.

Published Thursday 27th October 2022