Dean Holden on Manchester United cup draw

Dean Holden coaching in Charlton kit

Dean Holden believes the Addicks Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United has given the whole club a lift.

The Charlton Manager, who was appointed on Tuesday, watched from the stands as the Addicks beat Brighton & Hove Albion in a penalty shootout to progress through to the fourth round on Wednesday.

Speaking in his pre-Peterborough United press conference, Holden said of the upcoming cup tie: “It’s an incredible draw for everybody. I’m sure we’ll get a big ticket allocation, so no doubt we’ll sell out. We’ll go up there, it will be a throwback for some of the fans who used to go there in the Premier League.

“Again it’s a taste of what is available if you do the hard yards in the early rounds, when there is not much glamour. It just shows you that if you put the hard work in, the rewards can be there.

“There is plenty of work to do before that. I understand it has given everybody some optimism. We’ll will go up there and we’ll give a good account of ourselves. We’ll go up there and try and get through to the next round.

“Before that, there is nine points available in six days. Everybody is going to get a shot because of the short turnaround in games. We can’t wait for it.”

The Addicks return to The Valley on Boxing Day to take on Peterborough UnitedClick here to get your tickets for the opening game of the Dean Holden era.

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