‘Reports which were incorrect’ – Club chairman delivers update on upcoming Spurs fixture

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Marine chairman Paul Leary has revealed that no discussions have taken place regarding moving the club’s FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield.

There was understandably a lot of excitement at the Northern Premier League Division One side after they found out that they had been drawn against Spurs in the prestigious cup competition.

The two sides are separated by 168 places in the English footballing pyramid which is the largest ever gulf between two teams facing each other at this stage of the competition (Standard Sport).

Marine manager Neil Young admitted to being hopeful of hosting Tottenham at the club’s home ground, Rossett Park, while Jose Mourinho also revealed that he would be happy to play at the stadium if the authorities give the green light.

However, reports indicated that the eighth-tier club were in talks over potentially moving the tie to Anfield due to the difficulties of fulfilling the COIVD protocols at their home ground (Daily Mail).

Leary has now rubbished those reports, admitting that no such conversations have taken place.

He told The Liverpool Echo: “We have seen some reports which were incorrect.

“We’ve not been in discussions to play at Anfield and all of the parties that have been involved in discussions have been focused on making sure we make the ground COVID secure.

“I read something that said we were unable to do this which isn’t true. We remain positive that the game will be held here at Marine and that is what we are working towards.”

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