Buckle: Dream draw for Luton

Luton manager Paul Buckle believes his side have every chance of

advancing in the FA Cup despite being paired with top-flight


The Blue Square Premier club’s reward for disposing of Wolves on

Saturday was a trip to Norwich City in the fourth round later this


But the prospect of Premier League opposition holds no fears for

former Torquay boss Buckle who insists the trip is just reward for

the faith shown in the team by the fans.

“It’s very exciting for everyone at the club,” he told Sky

Sports News. “I am delighted for the players as one thing they

wanted was a Premier League team.

“I am also pleased it’s away from home. It was fantastic to

knock out Wolves at home but it will be great for our fans to take

in a Premier League atmosphere.

“I know Chris Hughton well and he has already texted me to says

he’s looking forward to the game, which was really good of


Buckle’s chairman Nick Owen shares his delight with the draw but

admits winning the title is more important to the Hatters.

“It’s a terrific draw,” he said. “One memory I have of Norwich

is that we played them in two epic FA Cup semi-finals in 1959 where

we beat them after a replay to get to Wembley.

“It’s great for the fans that it is comparatively local as

Norwich are only about 90 miles away.

“It’s a tie I am really looking forward to but for me the league

has to be our priority for this season.”