Different competition, same target.
That’s the view of David Wagner as he approaches his first FA Cup tie as head coach of Huddersfield Town.
Wagner’s side host Championship rivals Reading in the first of three successive home games.
And the boss says victory is just as important as it is in the league meetings with Charlton Athletic on Tuesday and Fulham next Saturday.
“This is a great opportunity,” he said.
“We want to have a good run in the FA Cup and it is a chance to play without the pressure of the league table.
“But it is just as important a game as any other, and just as with any other, we want to win.”
Wagner says his squad rotation will continue as normal, but that there will be no “experimentation” when it comes to team selection.
“Reading are good opponents with a good manager (Brian McDermott),” he added.
“But we are looking for way to hurt them, to give them problems they can’t find a solution for.”
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Town have won two of their last three games and drawn the other.
“We are taking steps forward, but we have to carry on working hard,” said the coach.
Town look set to bring in Middlesbrough left-back James Husband on loan.
But Wagner would be happy to play Jason Davidson against McDermott’s side.
He said: “Jason played at QPR and did well, but he is the only left-back we have at the moment and this is an important position.”
Former Leeds United boss and ex-Town loan player McDermott, beaten 3-2 on his last visit to the John Smith’s Stadium with the Elland Road side in October 2013, said: “It’s going to be a tough game for us – Huddersfield are a tough side to play against.
“They’ve got a new manager there who is making his imprint on the team, so it’s going to be an interesting game.
“They are a good side and knock the ball around – they have got guys who can score and a philosophy of how they play.
“We know what we’re coming up against. We’ve done our homework and we’re looking forward to it.
“I’ve watched Huddersfield play twice. We’ve done our work and we know what they’re about.”