IAN MILLER looked forward to an FA Cup fourth-round home clash with Leicester and said: “It’s a great chance for us to prove a point.”
The Town coach was alongside boss Simon Grayson in the dug-out at the King Power Stadium on New Year’s Day, when their side crashed 6-1 to their Championship rivals.
Grayson’s men hit back by winning 1-0 at Charlton, another Championship side, in Saturday’s third-round clash at The Valley.
Leicester loan man Jermaine Beckford sealed a first win in 11 games, but is likely to be ineligible for the cup meeting, which is due to take place on Saturday, January 26, meaning a new date will have to be found for the home league game against Crystal Palace.
Leicester were 2-0 home winners over Burton in round three with goals by Chris Wood, who netted twice on his Foxes debut against Town, and Ritchie de Laet, who scored once against Grayson’s side.
It’s a first FA Cup clash between the clubs and Miller added: “You’d ideally like a Premier League side at home.
“At least we’ve got one of the best teams in the Championship, and we’ll be looking to beat them.
“We’ve had two games against them already (Leicester won 2-0 in October’s league clash at the John Smith’s Stadium) and they’ve done us over twice.
“This is a great chance for the players to prove something to both themselves and our supporters.
“We were pleased with the response we got at Charlton, and we now need to take that kind of form into the Birmingham game (at home in the Championship on Saturday).
“We have an opportunity to make sure the league table looks different by the time of the cup tie.”