Uwe Rosler says that his side need to make sure they are fully prepared ahead of Monday night’s FA Cup First Round match against Chorley.
Rosler’s side travel to The Magpies just six days after their excellent 2-2 draw away at Blackburn Rovers in Sky Bet League One.
Town face Matt Jansen’s team who currently sit 6th in the National League North, and Rosler knows his side need to be aware of the dangers that Chorley possess.
“There is a reason why this game is televised,” said Rosler.
“People are expecting something to happen; but my players know that they need to do the business on the day. I will be picking the best team who I think have the best chance of winning the game.
“It’s a local derby. It is good that we’ve had a few more days to recover because my players have had a busy week [playing Oxford and Blackburn]. Come Monday we will be physically in top shape, because we need to compete first and then play, not the opposite.
“Preparing ourselves right is important. We will be preparing for this like it is a league match, and if we do that, we will have a good chance of progressing.
“Chorley will be difficult opponents. I expect a difficult game, however, I expect us to go there and win.”
Rosler saw his side reach the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup last season and knows Monday’s match will be beneficial to his younger players.
“We have players with not much experience in this competition.” added Rosler.
“Chorley are a physical side as we know. The players probably don’t know what will hit them on Monday but we need to be ready; and from what I have seen, they will try and intimidate us form the start.”
Town duo Nick Haughton and Matt Urwin – who are on loan at Victory Park this season – will be ineligible for the tie, with the German saying his happy with the progress both have made this season.
“When players go out on loan to lower league clubs, we expect them to have an impact,” stated Rosler.
“We expect that wherever they go, to play well and both of our young players at Chorley have done that.
“I know they have brought in a young goalkeeper from Cardiff City on loan; and signed an experienced player in Ian Black. He will be a player who without a doubt will help them.”