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Newry plan Linfield Cup upset: Mullen


No fear: Darren Mullen says his side can rock the Blues
No fear: Darren Mullen says his side can rock the Blues

By Graham Luney

Newry City boss Darren Mullen says his side will show no fear when they take on Premiership champions Linfield at Windsor Park today in the sixth round of the Tennent's Irish Cup.

David Healy's side are under huge pressure to retain the trophy as their title defence has hit the buffers.

Championship side Newry fancy a major upset and Mullen says his boys will relish the chance to pour fresh misery on the Blues.

"People have said to me about fear, but there won't be any fear on my part," said Mullen. "Fear is when you have no team and no players and I know what that feels like. I'm excited.

"I want us to go and enjoy it and, more importantly, to do ourselves justice because we have done well this season."

In the tie of the round, Cliftonville host Crusaders, with Reds boss Barry Gray saying: "Can we beat Crusaders? I've no doubt that we can, but we would need to do better than we've done of late to get over the line."

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