FA Cup Second Round preview

Sheffield United's Nick Blackman. Photo: PA

Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver is refusing to put pressure on his side as they prepare for their FA Cup second-round tie against Hastings.

A potentially mouth-watering match-up against a Premier League club awaits the Conference North team if they can beat fellow non-leaguers Hastings, who are the lowest-ranked team through to this stage of the competition.

"A lot of people have tried to put words in my mouth saying 'You should go through'," Weaver told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"But we've gone to a new level here. The club's never been this far in the FA Cup and everything here on in should be treated as a bonus.

"Obviously, we'd be disappointed if we lost but we've still achieved something here.

"We should take heart and confidence into the game and enjoy the moment.

"Obviously, we know we'd enjoy it more if we win and that's what we're going out to achieve but there's no pressure."

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson believes his players should continue to express themselves on the pitch, even if it means they could miss out on crucial games through suspension.

Blades midfielder Kevin McDonald will miss Saturday's tie against npower League Two side Port Vale at Bramall Lane after he earned his fifth yellow card of the season against Brentford.

Wilson told the club's official website: "We never tell the players about the number of bookings they are currently on because we wouldn't want it to affect their displays.

"Sometimes you could tell a player not to do something, ie make a tackle, to avoid getting booked but ultimately you are in the hands of the referee and their interpretation.

"We want the lads to express themselves and play their natural games. We will deal with what happens in terms of suspensions."

Sheffield United will also be without Mark Howard (thigh), Dave Kitson (hamstring) and Lecsinel Jean-Francois (knee) while Vale could hand a start to recent signing Calvin Andrew alongside Tom Pope in attack.

Preston take on Gillingham at Deepdale and captain John Mousinho is hoping to go on another decent cup run as he has done at some of his former clubs.

Mousinho told the Lancashire Evening Post: "The FA Cup is a competition I like.

"Stevenage got to the fifth round last season and played Tottenham, taking them to a replay.

"The season before that I was in their side which beat Newcastle 3-1 - that was obviously a big occasion.

"When I was at Brentford they got to the fourth round. We beat Sunderland in the third round and then got Charlton, who were a Premier League side at the time.

"That season was the early part of my professional career and the FA Cup run certainly made an impression on me."

Elsewhere, MK Dons host Wimbledon, live on ITV, in what is set to be an emotionally-charged match while Lincoln face Mansfield, Accrington take on Oxford, Barrow host Macclesfield and Bury take on Southend.

League One's Carlisle play Bournemouth while Morecambe travel to Coventry and Chelmsford will be looking to get the better of Crawley.

Crewe will look to book their place in the third round with a win over Burton while Fleetwood play Aldershot, Luton host Dorchester, Oldham play Doncaster and Rotherham face Notts County.

The other games see Tranmere at home to Chesterfield and Alfreton host Leyton Orient.

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