10:00AM, Friday 20 September 2019
Neil Baker insists that he is “under no illusions” Slough Town will have an easy game against lower-tiered Flackwell Heath when the two go head-to-head in the FA Cup at Wilks Park tomorrow (Saturday), 3pm kick-off.
The Rebels, who have made it to the second round of the competition in the past two seasons, will be favoured for the tie, but Baker admits he
is approaching the game with caution, aware that cup upsets are all too familiar in the illustrious tournament.
“It will be tough. They will work hard and they’re young and full of energy. We will take it as professionally as we can and hope that our players will be up to the task on Saturday.
“We’re under no illusions that it will be an easy game.”
Slough are three leagues above in the National League South compared to opposition Heath, who sit 11th in the Hellenic League Premier Division.
Currently on an eight-game unbeaten streak in the league, the Rebels hope to carry over the momentum into the tournament, with their most recent match, on Saturday, ending in a 3-1 win against Hampton and Richmond Borough.
Slough’s form has also put them in good stead for the play-off spots, a position that manager Baker has insisted is his main objective after coming painfully close last year.
“We missed out on the final day of last season to get to the play-offs, so that is the next step for us this year,” he said.
“It’s not going to be easy as there are some big sides in the league this year but we’ve got a fairly settled squad and we will try to push on.”
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