Stevenage boss senses 'one of biggest' FA Cup upsets

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Boro have to be a threat - Smith

Stevenage boss Gary Smith has backed his side to pull off "one of the biggest" upsets in FA Cup history by beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Boro, who are 48 places below Harry Redknapp's Premier League outfit, earned Wednesday's replay with

And Smith says victory in north London would be one of the great Cup shocks.

"I think it will be one of the biggest. There's no doubt about that," he told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"Spurs are one of the top Premier League sides with a possible England manager.

"There are so many things in their favour. The club is in a particularly buoyant place at the moment, casting aside their last two results [defeats by Arsenal and Manchester United].

"And of course we're away from home. Nobody expects us to get anything out of the game and the bookmakers will have us well and truly odds against for getting any sort of result.

"But it may be worth a pound or two flutter for us to get something out of the game. We're going there with all the right credentials to make it a tough test for Spurs."

Smith, who replaced Graham Westley in January, inherited a side that had secured back-to-back promotions from the Blue Square Bet Premier.

He has managed to maintain Boro's presence around the League One play-off places and believes he has a squad with the right character to record a famous victory against Spurs.

"I've got a team in an away game that pretty much everybody will be giving us little to no chance of getting a result," he said.

"But this group differs from others. There'll be a hell of a lot of belief that one, they can hold this Tottenham side at bay, and two, they can scramble a result.

"Whether it be 90 minutes, extra-time or penalties, they'll be there until their last breath trying to get as much out of the game as they can."

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