Nicky Hunt knows that the stakes are high for tomorrow night’s FA Cup replay with Yeovil – but doesn’t believe that the players are daunted by the task they face.
The Reds need to beat the League One side to set up a third round tie with Manchester United.
And Hunt, who could come into the side after coming on as a sub in the weekend win at Portsmouth, is in no doubt about the size of the prize.
“It’s probably one of the biggest games in the club’s history I think, especially with what’s to come if we do get the right result,” he explained. “I think Saturday has put us in amazing stead to go there and cause a bit of an upset and we thoroughly believe we can win.
“They won’t underestimate us. I think they’d incredibly underestimated us when they came here and I don’t think that they’ll do that again. We know that it’ll be a difficult task for us, they’ll have the strongest team out that they can field but I think that we strive on difficult tasks at the minute, Saturday was a prime example of that, and I think we’ll do very well.”
The 31-year-old doesn’t think the young squad at the Store First Stadium will be distracted by what could happen in the future, instead concentrating on the job in hand at Huish Park.
“It’s quite a level headed group of lads here,” he said. “They take it day to day and obviously there’s talk because family and friends are going to talk but when we’re in here we don’t talk about anything other than the next game and that’s Yeovil.
“We haven’t harped on about what it means to the club because if you don’t know by now then you’ll never know. We’re going to approach it like any other game. It sounds a cliché but it’s true. We believe we can go there and get the right result.
“We’d be lying if we said we didn’t all watch the draw and all that sort of stuff but honestly the focus for us has never been who we’ll be playing in January. It’s about tomorrow night. If we get the job done tomorrow night then everyone will be able to look forward to that game in January.”