Huddersfield boss Robins up for Wigan Cup tie

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins has welcomed an FA Cup debut against Wigan Athletic.

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins has welcomed an FA Cup debut against Wigan Athletic.

New Terriers boss Robins thought his Wembley dream was over when old club Coventry crashed to a third-round defeat at Tottenham last month.

But he finds himself back in the world’s most famous cup competition after quitting the Sky Blues to succeed Simon Grayson.

Tomorrow’s fifth-round tie at home to Wigan will be the ex-Manchester United striker’s first in the Terriers hotseat.

He said: “Strange, isn’t it? I get knocked out of the FA Cup once this season at Spurs and here I am back in it and getting another chance.

“It is going to be a different game to that one at Tottenham.

“Everybody knows Roberto Martinez’s teams always play good football, so it promises to be a cracking game.

“Whatever else, it is another opportunity to play against Premier League opposition and pit your wits against top players.”

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