Michael Brown will draw on all his FA Cup experience as Fulham head into tomorrow night’s third round replay against Leicester at Craven Cottage.
The Fulham captain reached the semi-finals of both the FA Cup and Carling Cup with Sheffield United in 2002.
This year he is determined to go one better and lead the Whites all the way to the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley.
But first Fulham must overhaul Leicester and Brown has warned his men it is a challenge they cannot afford to take lightly.
“I’ve reached two semi-finals before in the same season with Sheffield United and it created such a fantastic buzz around the club,” said Brown.
“With the final at the new Wembley this year it would be incredible to go on a successful cup run.”
“But it’s going to be a very tough game against Leicester City. They’ll be looking to cause an upset at the Cottage tomorrow night.
“We’ve got to concentrate on the job in hand and that’s beating Leicester. It’s the FA Cup and reaching the fourth round is the only incentive we need.”
Fulham’s remarkable run of six straight draws will have to come to an end on Wednesday – even if it is on penalties at the end of extra time.
They left it late to snatch at 3-3 draw at West Ham at the weekend after a performance which frustrated manager Chris Coleman.
“When you go away from home, score three and only get a point you’ve got to start asking questions,” he said.
But Brown is confident Fulham can make amends tomorrow night and herald the start of an exciting few months in west London.
“A cup run is so good for morale and everyone associated with the club,” he told the club’s official website, www.fulhamfc.com.
“It would be great for the fans – they’ve been fantastic this season. Playing at the Cottage tomorrow night in front of our fans will make the difference.
“It’s been great to see the stadium packed out for our League games this season and the away support has really made a difference in recent weeks.”