Lewis Page on his FA Cup debut and memories of the competition as a fan...
Defender Lewis Page is looking forward to his first FA Cup fixture against former club Cambridge United on Sunday.
Page featured on six occasions for the U’s on loan last season and has been granted permission by parent club West Ham to face the League Two outfit this weekend.
Despite injury cutting his spell at Cambridge short, Page knows what to expect from his former teammates. He said: “I’m sure they’ll probably play direct and look to dictate the game from a physical point of view.
“But they’ve got a few technical players as well so it could match up with ourselves. We’ll look to win both battles and control the game.
“It’s just another game to me, but it will be nice to play my first fixture in the FA Cup against a former team. I know it’s a good club with a passionate fan base.”
Page has this week been granted permission from his Premier League home to represent the Sky Blues during their FA Cup campaign, and hasn't ruled out the option of staying in the West Midlands beyond January.
“I don’t have too many memories but one that sticks out would be the West Ham v Liverpool FA Cup final - I went to the game.
“It was a great game that unfortunately we lost, but to see that Gerrard strike in person was fantastic. The FA Cup can bring those moments and it's great to be a part of it.”
Talking about the possibility of extending his loan period at the club, he added: “We’ve not discussed that yet and I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but I’d like to stay here. We’ll just have to see what happens over the next couple of weeks and go from there.”