Woking assistant Steve Thompson eyes FA Cup run

Woking boss Geoff Chapple and midfielder Steve Thompson celebrate after drawing at Coventry City in the third round of the FA Cup in 1997

Woking assistant manager Steve Thompson is eyeing an FA Cup run.

The Cards face fellow Blue Square Bet Premier side Ebbsfleet in their fourth qualifying round tie on Saturday.

He told BBC Surrey: The FA Cup is massive in more ways than just financially. You want to get as far as you can in it.

"We are certainly no exception. There's prize money [at stake] and I think it boosts a team's confidence. There are lot of reasons for wanting to do well."

Thompson, who featured in the club's run to the third round proper in 1996-97, added: "It is a massive competition and is one hundred percent not a distraction.

"The only thing that matters is winning Saturday's game.

"It's a tough draw for both teams but it's a very important game. Being at home is much preferable for us."

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