Kiwi ‘keeper Max Crocombe hopes cup exploits will spark All Whites recall

Goalkeeper Max Crocombe hopes his FA Cup giant-killing exploits with Grimsby Town will improve his chances of a recall to the All Whites.

Crocombe’s Grimsby face English Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday March 20 (3.15 am, NZT), and victory would create a number of records for the League Two club.

Main photo: Max Crocombe and Grimsby teammates with fans after beating EPL side Southampton in the last round of the FA Cup.

In an interview with The Kiwi Football Fix co-presenter Jacob Spoonley, Crocombe said he was disappointed to have fallen away from the All Whites reckoning in recent years but interim head coach Darren Bazeley had been in touch with him.

Auckland-born Crocombe (29) is trying to become the second New Zealander to go to Wembley for a cup final this year, following Ben Waine’s Plymouth Argyle who have reached the final of the English Football League Trophy.

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How to watch

Grimsby Town’s quarter-final with Brighton & Hove Albion will be broadcast live from 3.15am Monday on Sky Sport/beIN Sport.

Manchester City are already through to the semi-finals after a 6-0 win against Burnley. Other quarter-finals to be played on Monday morning (NZT) are Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers, and Manchester United v Fulham.

Max Crocombe interview

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