Ritchie relishing Blues test
Huddersfield boss Andy Ritchie is relishing a trip to Chelsea after the draw for the FA Cup fifth round.
Last Updated: 28/01/08 3:20pm
Andy Ritchie is relishing a trip to Stamford Bridge after Huddersfield Town drew Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round.
Huddersfield's reward for beating League One rivals Oldham Athletic at the weekend is a game against the holders next month.
Terriers boss Ritchie is looking forward to the match and is hoping the club's supporters and players will enjoy the cup tie.
"I think it's a great occasion for the club," Ritchie told Sky Sports News. "We played them two or three seasons ago in the FA Cup down there.
Great for everyone
"It's great for the fans, it's great for the players. The players are going to one of the top four clubs in the country and will be pitting their wits against a lot of very, very good players.
"It's great for the club. Obviously it means they will get a bit of money in the bank and it's good for the players because we can go down there and nobody will expect us to win.
"We can go and play with freedom and hopefully, you never know, it's the FA Cup."
The match will also bring back fond memories for Huddersfield defender Frank Sinclair, who won and lost an FA Cup final as a Chelsea player.
Ritchie said: "It will be very good for Frank and it will bring back some memories for him. As I say the lads should really look forward to the game.
"But tomorrow night we've got a tough game here against Bournemouth and we've got to concentrate on the league and when that (FA Cup) comes around, we will concentrate on the Chelsea game."