Wilding wants to maintain cup form

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TEAM Bury manager Ross Wilding has set his sights on winning the First Division Knockout Cup and believes his side can “beat anybody on their day”.

The Blues are currently lying third from bottom in the league standings, but have as many as five games in hand over the side above them.

And having enjoyed a run to the second round of the FA Vase, as well as claiming the scalp of Ridgeons Premier outfit Newmarket Town in the Ridgeons League Cup, Wilding is determined to see his charges keep up their good form in the cups.

“The lads are really looking forward to it,” he said ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Long Melford in the last 16 (3pm). “Anybody can win this competition because anybody can beat anybody in the league.

“You only have to win a couple of games to get into the semi-finals and we are certainly looking to do well because on our day we can beat anybody.”

Although Bury have played just seven league games and had another empty Saturday, most of the players have been keeping up their match action by turning out for Bury Town Under-18s, West Suffolk College and Suffolk Under-18s, with nine Team Bury players involved in the county’s 8-1 thumping of Bedfordshire on Sunday.

But Wilding — who could have striker Ryan Clark available again after holiday — is keen to pick up points quickly when they return to Ridgeons First Division action again on November 12.

He said: “It would be nice to get a couple more wins under our belt quickly because it looks like we are struggling down there at the minute when we are actually in a false position with all our games in hand.”