Nantwich can beat MK Dons in FA Cup - Jimmy Quinn

Nantwich Town manager Jimmy Quinn
Jimmy Quinn is a former Northern Ireland international striker

Nantwich Town manager Jimmy Quinn believes his Northern Premier Division side can cause an FA Cup upset against League One outfit MK Dons.

The Dabbers are through to the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in their 127-year history.

Quinn told BBC Radio Stoke: "You can get shocks, especially in the FA Cup.

"We know how tough it's going to be but I've got a good feeling that our lads will do themselves justice and let's hope we can get a good result."

Former Northern Ireland international Quinn continued: "We're playing a very good footballing side who've got a great manager in Karl Robinson, and I know [assistant manager] John Gorman very well.

"There's a big gap between the two teams but I've got players that have played in the Football League.

"I'm not going there to lay down and die and it's about respect. As much as MK Dons are a good side, we mustn't go there and expect to lose the game.

"We've got to go there with a gameplan and as long as we give it our best shot, win or lose, I'm quite sure everybody will enjoy the day."

Nantwich defeated Nuneaton Town 1-0 at the Weaver Stadium in the final qualifying round on Saturday.

Their first round tie is scheduled to be played on the Saturday, 12 November.

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