Stanley owner Andy Holt knows Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round tie with Derby County at the Wham Stadium could be worth £400,000 to the Reds – ‘a massive amount’ as he describes it.
The Reds take on Frank Lampard’s side live on BT Sport at 12.30pm on Saturday.
“It’s a £400,000 game for us,” said Andy. “The game is worth £200,000 with it being on television and then the prize for winning is £180,000.
“Then it’s a ticket into the next round and all that brings but I am not getting too far ahead of myself.
“£400,000 is a massive amount to us, it’s fantastic. It’s not just the money, it’s the competition. The FA Cup unites all football.
“You play against players you wouldn’t normally have the chance to play against, at stadiums you wouldn’t normally play in – take Derby, they get the chance to come to the Wham Stadium and play on a slope. I bet some of their players haven’t done that since their school days!
“It will be a full house, Frank Lampard is on the touchline and will hopefully be surprised by how well we are going to play.
“We can beat them that’s for sure, we beat Burnley in the League Cup a couple of years ago and ended up at the Olympic Stadium so who knows what can happen in the FA Cup, it’s a great competition.
“The Wham Stadium will be bouncing, the pitch is close, it will be intense and it will be a fantastic, fabulous day.
“Both sets of fans will mix before the game, it will be a community event and it’s a special occasion.”