Lee Allinson has urged his Biggleswade Town to show no fear when Step 2 Wealdstone visit in the FA Trophy on Saturday.
The Waders are flying high in the Southern League Premier Central and went into the league break on the back of a thrilling 6-4 win against Royston Town.
Having beaten another National League South side in Gloucester City in the previous round, Allinson’s side will be full of confidence.
The former St Albans City assistant, who took his first No.1 management job in the summer, knows they’re up against it but wants them to hit the standards they’ve been setting so far this season.
“You can’t get too high when you win or too low when you get beat – but so far it’s going really well,” Allinson, son of St Albans manager Ian, told The NLP.
“I’m sure we will have times in the season when things aren’t going as well and it’s important we stick together.
“But as a start, I couldn’t have wished for better. The only disappointment was going out of the FA Cup in our first game, but then we’ve made up for it in the FA Trophy and we get a game on Saturday against Wealdstone with a big crowd.
“It’s game we go into with no pressure and we can enjoy ourselves before going back to the league on Tuesday.
“We went to Gloucester with no fear and no pressure and I felt we were much better on the day.
“I think we have to have a really good day on Saturday and Wealdstone have an average day – if that happens we’ve got a chance but we’re coming up against a really good side, it’s going to be tough.
“I’ve got a group of players in there who have shocked me so far this season with some of their victories and draws against teams like Tamworth, and we beat King’s Lynn away from home.
“If we perform like that we’ve got a chance but, as I say, it’s going to be a tough game.”