Villa boss O'Neill keen for long FA Cup run

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is desperate for an FA Cup victory over Gillingham this weekend.

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is desperate for an FA Cup victory over Gillingham this weekend.

O’Neill said: “Our record is not good. In fact, a good run this year would be getting into the fourth round!

“I love the FA Cup. The first final I saw on TV was in 1959 when Nottingham Forest played Luton — I had to go to a neighbour’s house because we didn’t have a telly.

“It’s something I’ve never won as a player or manager and I’d really like to do well in it.”

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