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Albion U18s set for FA Youth Cup tie

14 January 2015

Prices are £5 adults and £1 concessions

ALBION Under-18s will look to make further progress in the FA Youth Cup tomorrow night (Thursday) when they welcome Nottingham Forest to The Hawthorns for their fourth-round tie (7pm ko).

A place in the last 16 of the prestigious competition awaits the winners and, with it, a potential home tie against either Burnley or Cardiff.

The Baggies dismantled Torquay 8-1 on home soil in the last round and Aaron Danks' side, who are currently mid-table in the Barclays U18 Premier League South Group, will be keen to take the next step.

Danks, who saw his side triumph 2-1 at Leicester on Saturday, said: "We're taking it very seriously, it's a good competition.

"It gives the boys great exposure to playing in stadiums, in front of fans and people high up at the football club. 

"But in terms of treating it any differently, we're just preparing for it in the same way we do every single game. We believe in our process of what we do leading up to games."

Asked about the prospect of reaching the last 16, Danks added: "We're trying not to get the boys thinking about that, really. We just want to keep them focused on this game and taking it one step at a time.

"We've got a tough tie against Forest, we'll look to get through that one and then the next one will come around quickly hopefully."

Fans are invited to attend the encounter at The Hawthorns, with prices set at just £5 adults and £1 concessions.*

And Danks had the following message for any supporters contemplating coming to watch Albion's next generation tomorrow night (Thursday).

"West Bromwich Albion are a football club built on tradition and heritage and hopefully these are the future players and the future of that tradition and heritage," he said.

"It's a good chance for the fans to come down and look at some of the stuff that's going on behind the scenes."

* Please note, tickets are pay on the gate via the West Stand only. Season ticket holders do not gain free entry to the cup tie. 

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