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Hill Keen For Cup Run

13 June 2013

The Capital One Cup first round draw will be announced on Monday morning and Manager Keith Hill admits it would be great to land a home tie.

Dale are unseeded for the draw meaning a fixture against a Championship side or a League One side awaits.

Hill is keen for a cup run this season and says he’ll be taking all competitions seriously.

“It would be great to be at home and to get the opportunity to get through to the next round,” said Hill. “The achievements of what Bradford did last season gave us all hope and maybe that should stimulate some of the clubs in the higher divisions to take the competition seriously. 

“The difference between League Two sides and the likes of Premier League sides on a one off occasion can be so small and what Bradford did last season is the opportunity we’re trying to strive for.”

He added: “It would be nice to go on a cup run this year because I’ve never achieved it as a Manager. I have always concentrated on the league and the league win percent averages because that’s your bread and butter, but I do realise the importance of what it can do for a town, for the club and supporters. 

“It can transmit enthusiasm and a sense of collectiveness when you go on a cup run and it can create moments of magic, so it would be nice to do that. Cup competitions will be something that we will take seriously this season, including the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.”

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