Derby County midfielder Louie Sibley is hoping the team can go on a run in this year's Emirates FA Cup.

The Rams start this year's competition with a First Round tie away to National League side Torquay United on Sunday (3pm kick-off) and the Academy graduate says nobody will be taking the tie lightly.

Speaking to RamsTV ahead of the cup clash, Sibley spoke about scoring his first league goal of the season in the 1-1 draw against Morecambe on Tuesday and looked ahead to the long trip to Torquay.

On adding goals to his game…

That’s what I’ve said for a while, I need to get more goals. It was nice to get my first league one on Tuesday night at Torquay and hopefully I can keep adding some more now.

On playing in a deeper role…

I’m normally a 'number ten' or a higher midfielder, but I really enjoyed it. Against Accrington Stanley I played as an 'eight' as well. When I’m playing in midfield I feel like I can be box-to-box. I’ve got the energy to do that, so whoever I’m paired with in midfield I enjoy it.

Myself and Birdy spoke beforehand and said if one of us got in the box, the other had to sit.

On his goal at Morecambe…

It pleased me that it was my first league goal. We obviously wanted to get the three points and felt like we should have, but hopefully we may look back and that may be a big point.

For me, it means a lot every time I score for the club so hopefully I can keep that up.

On the FA Cup...

I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a chance to impress and hopefully we can go to Torquay and get through to the next round. We can’t expect to go to Torquay and get an easy win, it’s going to be a battle.

It would be great to go on a cup run for the fans, the staff and the whole team.