Boreham Wood ‘had eyes on Tottenham and Chelsea’ but Bournemouth still a good FA Cup draw, says boss Garrard

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Upset: Boreham Wood beat AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday (Getty Images)
Upset: Boreham Wood beat AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday (Getty Images)

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard was disappointed to miss out on a plum tie against a leading Premier League side in the FA Cup fourth round, but says a trip to Championship pacesetters Bournemouth is still a good draw for the National League club.

Garrard said he was “on top of the world” after Boreham Wood beat AFC Wimbledon 2-0 in the third round on Saturday.

After seeing National League North side Kidderminster Harriers pull out West Ham in Sunday’s fourth-round draw, Boreham Wood were paired with Bournemouth.

“You build yourself up all day and have your eyes set on your Liverpools, Tottenhams, Chelseas, but on reflection I think it is a very good draw,” said Garrard.

“I am getting messages from people already saying they are going to make a weekend of it. I know the fans are happy, and we are happy.

“We are playing a Championship side who want to bounce back up to the Prem. We will have a plan. I will watch them, do a debrief and if we implement that to the letter, and if we are fortunate and the football gods look down on us, you never know.

“We will need to ensure we are right on it. We have not conceded a goal in the FA Cup this season and have the best defensive record in the whole country. We will go there with a plan. We will need to play to our maximum.”

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