Barry eyes Cup revenge

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Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry has vowed to avoid a repeat of "one of the most disappointing nights of my career" in Saturday's FA Cup fourth round clash at Doncaster.

Barry was part of the Villa side which suffered a shock 3-0 defeat just over three years ago at Doncaster's former Belle Vue headquarters in a Carling Cup encounter.

Barry said: "If you look back over the games I've been involved in, that one at Doncaster is one of the worst and disappointing that I've been involved in. "

He continued: "It was a tough night to take. The League Cup is a competition you try and go far in each year so to lose at that stage so heavily to a lower league team was massively disappointing.

"But equally those are the sort of games that you learn from and you can improve by making sure it doesn't happen again.

"I also think Doncaster are a different sort of outfit from that night three years ago. They've got a new stadium and new players that play good football."

Villa also overcame a potential banana skin in the last round when a late penalty from James Milner earned them a 2-1 success at Gillingham - a game Barry missed while resting a groin injury.

He said: "It's going to be a similar game to the Gillingham one in the sense the pressure is going to be all on us to get a result.

"Doncaster will be fired up, giving it their all in front of their own fans, and these are certainly the sort of FA Cup games you look forward to.

"Gillingham was always going to be a tough game on a difficult pitch and the lads did well to come away with a result without needing the replay."

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