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Lowton Up For The Cup

8 January 2016

Matt Lowton says the Emirates FA Cup provides the perfect opportunity to build some momentum ahead of the trip to fellow Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough.

The full-back knows just how special the competition is having helped Aston Villa to go all the way to Wembley last year.

And he feels there is no reason why the Clarets can’t go on a cup run this year while maintaining a promotion push.

He said: “They are all big games and when you've got the chance to win a cup like the FA Cup it is magic.

"We prepare for every game in the same way but you can sense that it is a little bit different.

"I know it's a bit of an old cliche but there is a chance for any team that's in it. You see it every round where there are giant killings.

"There is no reason we can't go a long way, especially with a squad like ours which has quality in depth.

"Winning breeds confident and we need to put a run together. There is no reason we can't get one on Saturday and continue that in the league.”

Lowton has helped the Clarets to keep three clean sheets on the spin at Turf Moor, as well as contributing two assists at the other end.

He was not a part of the side that lost to Middlesbrough in the league in December, but says his hatred of ‘losing’ means he is eyeing the chance to avenge that this weekend.

Lowton added: "I think it can only help that we played Middlesbrough recently. We've seen what we did wrong so hopefully we can put things right and give them a good game.

"Anytime you lose you want to play them again and beat them. I hate losing so it would be nice to go and turn it around.

"They're playing really well and they're solid at the back but that's what we want to do ourselves so whoever gets picked needs to go up there, deliver a performance and hopefully progress.

"If you keep clean sheets you don't lose games, it's obvious. We do a lot of shape work throughout the team and we've got a few clean sheets recently so we want to keep that going."

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