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It’s weird, when you’re playing against teams from the leagues above the pressure comes off you a little bit and the mentality of the lads means they’ve got nothing to lose so can go into it with everything they can.
“It’s a great distraction. We’re looking forward to it. It’s an opportunity to get to Wembley so we’ll enjoy it.
“Both cups have been fantastic and the challenges we’ve had with the teams we have played have shown what we can do.”
Pools are one of three League Two sides who remain in the competition along with Sutton United and Harrogate Town who face off against one another in the last eight.
Elsewhere, Rotherham United host Cambridge United while Wigan Athletic welcome Arsenal U21’s to the DW Stadium for a place in the semi-finals.
Lee made eight changes to his team in the previous round against Bolton and could be set to do similar against Charlton following their 1-1 draw with Stevenage at the weekend with the Pools boss admitting he has players eager to prove their worth in the first team squad.
Lee also mixed things up with his system in that third round success over Ian Evatt’s Wanderers side by ditching the back five Pools have been synonymous with this season for a back four, and that is something else which Lee is considering.
There’s been a lot of games. There’s lads busting a the gut to have the opportunity and Tuesday night is a fantastic opportunity to give these lads a game,” said Lee.
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“It’s something I’ve pondered with [changing the system], I did the same against Bolton. You’re trying to get a bit more energy higher up the pitch and that flip just gets more people higher up the pitch.
“But they’re exciting games the cup games, they’re a distraction from the league. They’re games against top opposition. Charlton is going to be a very tough game and then Crystal Palace is an occasion and an unbelievable challenge for us.”