Phillips Up For The Cup

By: Steve Sutcliffe |
06/11/09 |
Matt Phillips

Wycombe Wanderers starlet Matt Phillips hopes to continue his rich vein of form when the Blues host Brighton in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Phillips, who was Apprentice of the Year for League Two last term, became the Club’s youngest ever player to score in the FA Cup, aged 17 years and 241 days, in last season’s 4-1 victory at AFC Wimbledon.

And the teenage winger is hoping he is given the chance to impress in what is regarded as the greatest Club competition in world football when the Seagulls visit Adams Park.

Speaking to the Club’s official website, he said:

“A lot of my mates watch the FA Cup on TV, so to play in the competition is great. I was on top of the world when I scored against AFC Wimbledon. It was my first FA Cup game and to score was very pleasing.”

“We obviously want to win the game and progress into the next round. A cup run would be nice. As long as I’m picked on Saturday, I’ve got to go out there and perform. I’m enjoying my football and I’ve been very impressed with the new management staff. I was pleased with my performance on Saturday and hopefully I can build on that.”