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Land of the giants clash excites Webster

23 January 2017

Defender Byron Webster bracing for physical Emirates FA Cup encounter

Progressing to the Fifth Round of the Emirates FA Cup will present a sizeable task for Millwall, not least because Watford travel with a team of towering talent according to Lions centre-back Byron Webster.

"We know what to expect against them," he told "They're a good, large side and everyone is looking forward to the challenge."

Sunday's opponents possess the tallest squad in the Premier League, with the average Hornet standing at more than 6'1" tall.

But the Lions have received a sizeable boost of their own in the January transfer window, signing 6'6" defender Jake Cooper from Reading.

The loanee earned the praise of the manager and teammates alike following Millwall's 1-1 draw with Bradford City, and may feel unlucky not to have scored on his debut for the club when he hit the crossbar with a thumping headed effort at Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday.

"He only had one real training session under his belt before the match and he was fantastic for us," Webster added.

"He's solid, a threat in the air and a target from set-plays. He will add to the depth of the squad and will only get better once he's more familiar with the boys in the team."

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