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24 October 2012

Latics defender Emmerson Boyce reveals the Club’s ambition to succeed in the Capital One Cup.

“I've not played in the competition yet but if I’m called on I’m raring to go.”

Boyce said.

“This cup has been a big chance for teams outside the top eight of the Premier League to have a chance to impress in recent years.

“We saw Cardiff City reach the final last season and push Liverpool all the way to penalties so who knows, with the right effort and passion from us we could do great things.”

At this stage in Latics’ last successful cup run a 1-0 home victory against Newcastle United put Latics through to the quarter finals, something which Boyce wants the team to repeat.

“It would be great to give the fans memories like the ones of the 2005/2006 campaign because that is a big part of the Club’s recent history.

“Hopefully the supporters will get behind us and make it a lively night at the DW Stadium.

“The fans have been great so far this season and we want that to carry on into every game.”

Having been first choice down the right in the Barclays Premier League, Boyce has been replaced by Ronnie Stam in the last two rounds of the cup and the 33-year-old has praised the strength of the squad.

“I think we've shown how serious we are taking the competition because we have won 4-1 in both rounds away from home, which just shows how strong the squad is.

“Players have come in to get their chance and played really well which is a tribute to the work they have been doing daily at the training ground.

“I’m sure whatever team we put out on the day will be ready and the hungriness of our younger players like Callum (McManaman) and Fraser (Fyvie) is really refreshing to see.”

Fans can still buy tickets for next Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against Bradford City.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for all concessions.

You can purchase tickets from the ticket office or by [clicking here]

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