AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor admits he is savouring the huge FA Cup tie with Millwall.
The Coasters were drawn out of the hat last night alongside the League One giants and Challinor is delighted to have got one of the highest ranking clubs in the draw.
“We were after one extreme or the other in all honesty,” said Challinor. “I think people might have been more disappointed if it had been something in the middle, like a club from our league.
“The way it has worked out, we couldn’t really have got a much bigger team than Millwall. It is a great game to be able to play in and all the lads will be looking forward to it.
“We will have a look at them this weekend, but we are under no illusions that technically and physically they will be superior to ourselves – they were a Championship club last season.
“But this is an opportunity for our lads, in a big arena, to go out and showcase what they can do and we have to grab that chance with both hands.”
Whilst Chally admits that it is difficult to look past the Millwall clash, he is keen for it not to distract his players from the job in hand.
“We have an important league game against Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday and we have to keep focus on that first. Once that’s out of the way we can look forward to the big occasion next weekend.
“I don’t think it will influence Saturday’s performance because the lads are effectively playing for their place. The Millwall match will be irrelevant for them if they don’t perform against Stalybridge, because they won’t be in the team. Sometimes we change our team around depending on opposition, but most of the time we judge it on form.
“The next game is always the most important so we will make sure no one is distracted until this weekend is out of the way.”