Orlandi's excited about Vale trip

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Andrea Orlandi today admitted he excited about being put in the FA Cup firing line.

And not just because it is a chance to get sharp for the Championship.

The Albion playmaker is desperate to feature in the tricky fourth-round tie at Port Vale on Saturday after a four-month battle against knee trouble.

His team’s potential banana skin against League One play-off chasers is not the tie fans craved.

But Orlandi, who was surprisingly left on the bench for last season’s glamour fourth-round tussle with Arsenal, sees it is a chance to make progress.

He said: “Every game is exciting for me now.

“I feel physically good and it’s about keeping going and getting games.

“But I think this is a good chance for us to get through.

“It is not going to be easy and we don’t want to be disappointed by a League One team.

“Our priority is the league, of course, and getting to the play-offs.

“But if we get a good draw or go forward in the cup we look forward to it.”

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7:35am Thu 23 Jan 14

college says...

Andrea Orlandi today admitted he excited about being put in the FA Cup firing line.
Got the old proof reader back then.
Andrea Orlandi today admitted he excited about being put in the FA Cup firing line. Got the old proof reader back then. college

9:38am Thu 23 Jan 14

mark by the sea says...

We need a lift , plus a win Saturday ... Easy draw at the Amex would produce a exciting day.
I see sharp has gone to Doncaster on loan! That would have been a ideal player to sign on a short term deal, I have feeling clubs like Blackburn will have a fire sale this summer!
We need a lift , plus a win Saturday ... Easy draw at the Amex would produce a exciting day. I see sharp has gone to Doncaster on loan! That would have been a ideal player to sign on a short term deal, I have feeling clubs like Blackburn will have a fire sale this summer! mark by the sea

11:31am Thu 23 Jan 14

Barney123 says...

college wrote:
Andrea Orlandi today admitted he excited about being put in the FA Cup firing line.
Got the old proof reader back then.
I don't think the Argus need sub-editors anymore. Newsquest publications must feel that a Key Stage 3 Pass in English is adequate.
[quote][p][bold]college[/bold] wrote: Andrea Orlandi today admitted he excited about being put in the FA Cup firing line. Got the old proof reader back then.[/p][/quote]I don't think the Argus need sub-editors anymore. Newsquest publications must feel that a Key Stage 3 Pass in English is adequate. Barney123

4:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

A plumb tie in the next round would be lucrative, so go for it.

Congrats to Gus for getting to Wembley in his first season in the Premier league - and getting there by beating Chelsea and Man Utd along the way.
A plumb tie in the next round would be lucrative, so go for it. Congrats to Gus for getting to Wembley in his first season in the Premier league - and getting there by beating Chelsea and Man Utd along the way. sussexram40

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