Proud Holdsworth wants plum tie

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Manager Dean Holdsworth is looking for a big-name tie after writing his name in the Aldershot history books and leading the club into the Carling Cup fourth round for the very first time after a 2-1 win over Rochdale.

Rochdale took the lead on the stroke of half-time through striker Ashley Grimes, but two superb goals from Michael Rankine and Danny Hylton turned the tables for the lowest-ranked club left in the competition and after already seeing off West Ham in round one, Holdsworth is dreaming of another big challenge.

"It's fantastic for everyone associated with the club, I'm proud for the players and the fans,'' he said. "The fans will be pinching themselves and I hope they enjoy themselves in a really big tie next round because it's going to be big whoever we get."

He continued: "We're an exciting team and that's what I want and that's how we're reflecting at the moment, I'm proud and delighted for the players.

"I asked them at half-time 'have you got the ability to play the best 45 minutes of your lives and to write history for the football club? Do you want to be part of it?'

"It was going to take some brilliance, it was going to take some magic to produce a win and I think we got two fantastic goals."

Dale manager Steve Eyre said: "I won't lie, I'm disappointed and so are the players.

"We've got a big league game on Saturday against Notts County and while it is difficult we will try and move on.

"I wanted to get in the next round but we've got to move on and this is what the league is very good for because there's always a game to go at and that's what we'll do."

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