'FA Cup could boost Crawley Town's season': Filipe Morais

Crawley Town v MK Dons. A minute silence before the game. Picture by Steve Robards
Crawley Town v MK Dons. A minute silence before the game. Picture by Steve Robards

Crawley Town midfielder Filipe Morais said this weekends' FA Cup tie at Southend could make a huge difference to their season.

Reds were on the receiving end of a 4-0 defeat against MK Dons on Saturday (November 3), a game in which they conceded a ninth goal in two games following a 5-1 defeat at Tranmere.

Filipe Morais. Picture by Steve Robards

Filipe Morais. Picture by Steve Robards

However, Morais feels Reds have a perfect game to bounce back in at Southend on Saturday (November 10).

He added: "Anything can happen, that's the beauty of the FA Cup.

"I've had a lot of really good experiences with the FA Cup, some really good runs and great memories.

"It can really boost a season so we will be really positive going into it and take the game to Southend and enjoy the occasion."

Although Morais admitted Crawley will have to make a lot of improvements if they are going to secure a memorable victory.

"That's the next step but we've got a lot of homework to do now and a lot of soul searching to do," he said.

"We've got to dig deep and look at ourselves in the mirror. We will go back to the drawing board and we'll work hard on the training ground. We're a good group and we will go again."

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