Rommy Boco’s sights are set on Middlesbrough and he expects the Premier League side to take Saturday’s FA Cup clash seriously.
Stanley travel to the Riverside Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round, looking to reach the fifth round for the first time in the club’s history.
While Stanley’s league form hasn’t gone to plan this season, they have done well in both the EFL Cup and FA Cup and Boco hopes this will continue.
“Going to a Premier League side will be a great experience for the young lads, it is one of those games where you have got to go and enjoy it,” said the former Benin captain.
“We are playing against a Premier League team, it should be a great day and whatever happens we will give 100 per cent.
“If we win we can make the front pages of the newspapers and it will be a lot of money for the club.
“If we lose, well most people outside of Accrington will expect that.
“I am sure the Middlesbrough manager will play a strong eleven and take it seriously but upsets do happen, you only have to look at Lincoln beating Ipswich.
“Middlesbrough need to go as far as possible and they will believe it’s a competition they can win so they will be positive.
“But we have beaten Burnley, Bradford and Luton this season in the cups and been to West Ham and come close and it’s a great experience.
“If we play like we did against them then we believe we can nick it but we have got to have no regrets.”