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Crawley must have no fear in the Cup, says Matt Tubbs

Matt Tubbs
Tubbs has scored 15 league goals in 18 appearances this season

Crawley Town striker Matt Tubbs says they must not hold back if they want to cause an upset in the FA Cup.

The Reds welcome the League One side Swindon Town to Broadfield Stadium in the second round on Friday.

The 26-year-old told BBC Sussex: "They're the favourites, there's no doubt about that.

"We've just got to go out and play with no fear because we've got absolutely nothing to lose. If we do that I'm sure we'll give them a good game."

Tubbs scored a hat-trick in Crawley's victory over Altrincham in Blue Square Bet Premier on Saturday and is looking forward to testing himself against a side two divisions above them.

"Goals breed confidence in strikers," he said. "If you score a goal you're hungry for the next one.

"I'm really looking forward to playing against a good League One team."

Tubbs has come close to an upset in the FA Cup before, scoring the equaliser as Salisbury City drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest four years ago.

"I managed to score and hit the headlines. The replay was a great occasion for a club like Salisbury.

"Every year there is always one non-league team that goes quite far. Hopefully this is Crawley's year."

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see also
Crawley Town 7-0 Altrincham
20 Nov 10 |  Non League
Tubbs hails Crawley team spirit
20 Sep 10 |  Crawley
Tubbs completes Crawley transfer
01 Jul 10 |  Crawley
Salisbury 1-1 Nottm Forest
03 Dec 06 |  FA Cup

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