SCOTT Rogers insists his Willand Rovers team will not be taking their FA Vase match against Saltash United on Saturday lightly despite playing in the league above their opponents.
Saltash currently sit in the top half of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division having won seven of their 12 games so far this season.
Willand are also sitting pretty in the Western League Premier Division having recovered from a poor start to the campaign.
But Rogers admits there is little difference between the two divisions and as a result they should be wary.
"We won't be taking them game lightly at all, because it will be a tough game down there.
"We are expecting them to play exactly like a top side in our league would.
"I think in the Peninsula League, when you look at the top six to eight teams, they are as strong as the top teams in our league."
Willand will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat to Radstock Town last time out and will be missing Bobby Hopkinson and James Clampin through suspension for the match.
They have also lost long-serving player James Ansell who has left to join Exmouth, which Rogers admitted was a blow.
Ansell left last week for Exmouth. He has been excellent servant for Willand over the years, but he felt he just wanted to play more regularly from the start.
"We wish him all the best at Exmouth, but the door is always open if he did want to return. His attitude is excellent."
Willand created plenty of the running against Radstock, but were unfortunate to see a number of efforts hit the post, before Dean Stamp grabbed a late consolation goal. Rogers admitted the result was disappointing but was bouyed by the performance of new signing Bradley Stamp, no relation to Dean, and the capture of Josh Wadden from Taunton on a one-month loan deal.
"Bradley (Stamp) hasn't played for a few years but he has previous experience with MK Dons and Stevenage.
"He is looking to get back into football and he came on during Saturday's match and he showed us something we haven't got, which is a bit of aerial presence up front – he looked promising in the 25 minutes he had a run out."