LEE CLARK will make a first-hand check on Arsenal tonight as he plots what would be one of the biggest shocks in recent FA Cup history.
Town’s manager accepts his team are “massive underdogs” ahead of Sunday’s fourth-round tie at the Emirates.
And he even quipped about taking a blindfold to tonight’s Carling Cup semi-final second leg showdown with Ipswich, in case the sight of Arsenal attacking “gets a bit too frightening”.
That said, Clark will clearly have clocked Ipswich’s 1-0 win over the Gunners in the first leg, while Leeds’ third-round display at the Emirates, where they came within minutes of winning, will also provide inspiration.
“We’ve got to be realistic – we’re preparing to face some of the best players in world football,” said Clark of a team who are second in the Premier League and will face Barcelona over two legs in a bid to progress in the Champions League.
“As the old saying goes, look at their medals. And in the case of Cesc Fabregas, he’s won the big one with Spain. Just think what his mantlepiece looks like!
“But as I’ve told the players, this is a fantastic opportunity for us to go to what is a magnificent arena and show what we’re about.
“You don’t know when this kind of game will come around again so you have to go there and focus on putting up a fantastic show.”