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Butterworth: Confidence high in the camp

15 November 2017

Youngster Dan Butterworth is hoping the clash against Wrexham on Wednesday night will lead to future game-time at Ewood Park for himself and his team-mates.

The youngster, who played the full 90 minutes in the win at Tranmere Rovers in round two, says there is plenty of belief and confidence in the squad at the moment, but knows they can't take opponents Wrexham lightly at Ewood Park on Wednesday evening.

"Everyone's really looking forward to it and the lads feel confident after what I believe was our best performance so far this season at Tranmere," the forward told iFollow.

"We were patient in the second round and if we perform like that again then we shouldn't have too many issues, but we'll certainly have to work to get through.

"Nobody seemed like they were under too much pressure and we all believed in each other at Tranmere."

The clash against the Welsh side allows Billy Barr's side to take their eye of their league campaign and Butterworth admits he always relishes FA Youth Cup clashes.

"The FA Youth Cup always feels different to the league as the atmosphere at the games are always better," Butterworth says honestly.

"Both Tranmere and Wrexham are Category Three - so there are similarities there - and we're Category One, so most will expect us to win. But we don't feel under pressure and we all want to play our part, particularly at Ewood Park.

"It's a big stadium and a great opportunity for all the lads. If we do well then we can progress higher and improve our chances of playing there regularly when we're older."

*The tie will take place at Ewood Park on Wednesday November 15th, kick-off 7pm.


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