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ISAAC Sinclair believes he and Curzon Ashton are ‘ready to go’ as they look to pull off an FA Cup surprise.
The Nash face National League high-flyers Barnet in the first round, aiming to seal a second round spot for only the third time in the club’s history.
And despite the test being the very first club pulled out in the draw has thrown up, the midfielder sees no reason why the National League North outfit cannot push.
A sizeable crowd is expected at the Tameside Stadium for the Saturday, November 4, clash and the 22-year-old said: “We didn’t have long to wait. It was exciting but I wish it was a few later!
“Being at Curzon, I think we should be doing well but looking from the outside, maybe we do punch above our weight.
“Barnet is a massive test but I’ve faith in the players. I definitely think we can win it. We’re definitely ready to go.”
Isaac does not have to look far for inspiration, particularly in the FA Cup as father Trevor scored one of the competition’s most memorable goals.
His overhead kick from the edge of the penalty area for QPR against Barnsley in 1997’s fourth round is arguably one of the greatest of all time.
And he has watched ‘that’ moment countless times and heard about it to the point of being bored.
Sinclair, who works designing clothes and sportswear while assisting his brother’s scaffolding company, added when asked if he has taught him how to score them: “Oh my God, a few times.
“I’ve watched it a few times as well. It was an unbelievable goal. You never get bored of watching it but I have seen it plenty of times.
“I never get bored of watching it but maybe I sometimes get bored of hearing about it!
“He inspires me to be like him, I try and take as many tips as possible off him. He picks out little bits in my game that others and maybe even myself don’t.
“I don’t think I could have anyone better to go to for advice on how to progress in the game. He’s an amazing dad for everything else but definitely football as well.
“He always wanted me to play but it was never forced. It’s always something I’ve wanted to do.”