Downing targets FA Cup victory with Middlesbrough
"You daren't ever look too far ahead because it's vital to concentrate fully on the next game, but the draw has opened up for us, and it's a chance we have to take.
"As a team we are growing in stature and getting better.
"Players want to be with a club that they feel is going forward, and we are.
"That's why I decided to stay. We are looking to build for the future, but there is also the chance to get some glory this season.
"That makes this a great time to be at the club."