AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor is relishing a sensational home tie against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup second round.
The Coasters, making their first ever foray into the second round of the competition, were drawn alongside the 2013 FA Cup winners and will welcome the Latics to Mill Farm next month.
Fylde saw off Kidderminster Harriers at the weekend to set up the dream tie and Challinor, speaking moments after the draw, could not hide his delight at the outcome.
“I’m absolutely delighted with the draw,” beamed Challinor. “It’s an opportunity for our lads to pit their wits against one of the top ranked teams left in the competition and also one of the recent winners of the FA Cup.
“We are at home too so it will be the biggest game that has ever been staged at Mill Farm and probably the biggest game in the club’s history. It’s a great occasion and one that we are relishing.
“There is a massive carrot at the end of the game as victory gives the potential of getting an absolutely huge tie in the third round.
“Granted, it’s potentially the toughest draw we could have got but ultimately we want to win every game we go into.
“We will prepare the way we do for any game and do our homework on them because it will be an incredibly tough test. However, it’s a free hit for us with a huge incentive.
“A few of our lads have played at that level in the past but a lot are still aspiring to that. This is the one competition that allows you to test yourself against teams in higher divisions so we have to cherish it. It’s a massive chance to prove how good our players are individually and collectively.
“I’d hope it would be a sell out at Mill Farm. We will have to wait and see what day it is and whether TV is involved but regardless it is a huge occasion for us.”