Chelmsford City manager, Rod Stringer, agreed that the Clarets could take inspiration from the Emirates FA Cup exploits of fellow non-league clubs, Lincoln City and Sutton United.

The Imps and U’s reached the fifth round of the competition with notable successes over Championship side’s, Brighton & Hove Albion and Leeds United, creating history in the process as it was the first time that two clubs from outside the Football League had reached this stage of the competition.

“This is a dream come true for the clubs and non-league football as a whole, Stringer said. “It proves that it is doable. Lincoln and Sutton have had an unbelievable run in the cup. It proves that anything is possible. It is just a case of believing it yourself and doing all the right things.”

Stringer continued: “I know the respective managers, Danny Cowley and Paul Doswell, very well. I’d like to congratulate them on the job they have done. They have captured the imagination of football enthusiasts all over the world. It is certainly something we can take inspiration from here at Chelmsford City.
“It takes a lot of hard work to get anywhere near a dream like this. We can look at it here and say that’s where we want to be.”

Source: Brian Jeeves (Chelmsford City)

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