Sheffield United’s players will be left under no illusion over the FA Cup task ahead when they go to Cambridge United on Sunday in the second round.
Blades boss Nigel Clough - a man well versed in the standards of the Conference - will be pointing out the U’s remarkable record at the Abbey Stadium this season.
Cambridge have won all ELEVEN of their home games so far capped by Tuesday’s 2-1 first round replay victory over League Two Bury - a win which has fired the imagination of the local public.
Their manager Richard Money is confident his side, who are well clear at the top of the Conference, will test United.
“We’ll give them a game, I’ve no doubts about that,” said Money who managed Scunthorpe, Luton and Walsall in the Football League.
“I’m not going to make any rash statements but I believe we can give them a good game. If it’s as exciting a game as on Tuesday, then it will be a good one.”
United, whose 1,700 ticket allocation went on sale yesterday, have only played at the Abbey Stadium twice, both in 1979.
The tie will have a noon kick off on Sunday and is televised live by BT Sport with a £72,000 fee for the clubs.