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Donohue: "We earned the replay but deserved more than that"

8 December 2015

Dion Donohue made his first Proact start on Saturday, impressing as a surprsing addition to caretaker manager Mark Smith's first line-up against Walsall in the FA Cup.

What's more, the 22-year-old was stationed in an unfamiliar left wing-back role to make use of his accurate left foot, performing well in the 1-1 sraw.

Donohue relayed how he found out he'd be starting the match: "I was told I was playing on Thursday morning, I was pulled into the office and the gaffer told me.

"It was a surprise, but I had half thought that with Dan Jones being injured it's only me and Ritchie Humphreys left in the team with a left foot, so I thought there might be a chance, but it was still a shock.

"Left wing-back's not a position I'm really used to and it was tough there. I was expecting it to be hard and now after the game I think I'll be quite stiff!

"The players all congratulated me on starting and said that I did all right."


As for the match itself, Sam Morsy's late leveller gave the two sides the chance to do it all again at the Banks's Stadium next Tuesday, with Brentford revealed last night as the venue for the victors in the third round.

Donohue felt that his side could were unlucky not to have secured their place in the next round already: "I enjoyed it, even though the conditions made it difficult. I thought we did well today and deserved more than the draw anyway and should have gone through.

"If you watched the game I think you could see that it would only be a matter of time before we scored, they couldn't even get out of their own half. We earned the replay but deserved more than that."

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