Ex-Poppies striker gives his Kettering view

Last updated : 10 November 2006 By The Chairman
Latics striker Paul Warne has been speaking about tomorrow's game at Kettering Town. He told the Northants News, "I recall being at Kettering. Peter Morris brought me in because he knew me from when I played local football in Norfolk. It wasn't the best month because we had games at Dover and Yeovil and I couldn't hit a barn-door for the majority of it. But in the last game I scored early with one of those shots that either goes in or flies over the bar and then headed what proved to be the winner. It's fair to say I went back to Wigan on a high note."

"I have always kept an eye out for Kettering Town's results and I know they are doing well at the moment. But we are doing okay and from my point of view I am happy because I am playing. It may not please a lot of people down there but some of the lads here had heard of Kettering as they were known as Rushden & Diamonds' poor neighbours. I realise things have changed but that's the way a lot of people within the Football League knew Kettering. None of us will come down there thinking it's going to be a walkover. We went to Chasetown last season and we drew the first game and had to go to a replay. But there were some who felt we were lucky to get away with a draw in the first game."

"I think we can expect Kettering to start strongly. We will have a spell or two during the game and it will be important for us to take our chances. I don't think anyone looks forward to matches like this. But we want to go on and play more games in the FA Cup and the only way to do that is by winning our first one. I am from Norfolk and my family see this as a bit of a local derby. They are all coming along to watch so that will be good."