Blue Square Bet
Published 8th December 2011
The Imps begin their quest with a first-round trip to Conference North outfit Colwyn Bay this weekend in what looks to be a potential banana skin. Lincoln are 25/1 to win the competition and asked whether he could bring home some silverware, Holdsworth's response was emphatic.
"Absolutely - of course we can win it," he said.
"We will go out to do as well as we can in the trophy.
"I did very well at Ilkeston in it and the Mansfield Town squad I put together last season reached the final, but were beaten by Darlington.
"Cup games are so important and you have to fire yourself up for them.
"You have to play the occasion as well as the game.
"But we will be seen as a big scalp by Colwyn Bay and we will need to be very professional.
"We are looking forward to going there and making sure that we are still in the hat at least.
"The fans will get a buzz out of it because four games in and you are in the semi-final, one game away from the mighty Wembley."