Leicester City want revenge for cup shocker, warns Matty James
Leicester City will have extra motivation in the form of revenge when they face Burton Albion in the FA Cup third round today, says midfielder Matty James.
James was a member of the City side that was spectacularly knocked out of the Capital One Cup by their League Two opponents in August.
However, James said the Brewers would be facing a very different proposition this time around when they visit the King Power Stadium.
"It was a bad experience for the club and the players involved that night, but we have moved on from there and made progress," he said.
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"I don't think we underestimated them, we just didn't turn up. It was one of those nights where nothing came off for us, despite our efforts, and everything they did came off.
"I think there is an element of revenge. We want to put what happened to bed and make progress in the FA Cup.
"The lads haven't really spoken about it because we have been focused on the games during Christmas, which have come thick and fast.
"We have just talked about the next game. But this is our next game now, so we will focus on that.
"I think we will probably say we can't afford to let what happened last time happen again.
"The FA Cup days are always crazy days and clubs do slip up but, hopefully, we will stay switched on and repeat the performances we have produced in the last couple of games. If we do that, we will be fine.
"There could possibly be a bit of a backlash for Burton, but we would still take a 1-0 win and make progress."
James has returned to the City starting line-up for the past three games and, coincidentally, City have picked up seven points from a possible nine.
"It has been a great team effort over Christmas," he said.
"We went to Hull on the back of a couple defeats and draws and got a point.
"Then we went to Burnley, where it is always tough, and we got a win.
"Then we hit a bit of form at home to Huddersfield, so we feel we are back on track now and we are looking to push on, starting with the FA Cup."