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Edwards excited by Toon test

2 March 2020

Kyle Edwards insists Albion have nothing to fear against Newcastle United having already beaten Premier League opposition in the Emirates FA Cup.

The Baggies set up a fifth-round clash with the Magpies at The Hawthorns thanks to two 1-0 victories away from home at Charlton Athletic in round three and West Ham United in round four.

And Edwards, who started both of those ties, says the players are relishing the opportunity to test themselves for a second time this season against a side from the top flight.

“I’m very excited,” said Kyle.

“We’ve had two good results in the previous rounds and we’ve got another chance to play against a Premier League side and show what we can do.

“I think there is extra motivation to win the game.

“As everyone knows, the Premier League is where we want to be next season so playing against Newcastle will show us where we are at.

“Everyone is excited to play in the Emirates FA Cup.

“We’ve seen plenty of teams in lower divisions beating Premier League teams.

“I think everyone is going into it in a confident fashion.

“We were all happy with the performance against West Ham. We played very well.

“Going into this one, everyone is feeling confident that we can beat them too.”

The Academy graduate produced two impressive displays in the opening two rounds down in London and Kyle is hoping to catch the eye once more on Tuesday night.

“I’ve been pleased with my own displays in the FA Cup. I’ve been happy to get minutes and show the gaffer what I am about.

“Hopefully this time around I can get a goal if I get the opportunity.

“The team here is a great team. One minute you might be in, the next minute you can be out if you don’t perform as well as you can.

“Everyone is pushing to play. Hopefully I can put in a good performance against Premier League opposition and show the gaffer what I can do if I’m handed the opportunity to play.”

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