WELSHPOOL Town will be wary of a pitfall when they tackle outsiders Neath Athletic in the fourth round at Maesydre today.
Holding a creditable third spot in the Welsh Premier, the Lilywhites should possess enough firepower to progress to the quarter-finals.
But manager Tommi Morgan is under no illusions about the task, particularly after seeing his side struggle in the previous round against Welsh League visitors Pontypridd.
Having had Neath watched, Morgan – himself a Welsh Cup winner with Llansantffraid – admitted his side could face a tricky afternoon despite their recent league form.
“They have several players with Welsh Premier experience so we know what to expect and we certainly won’t be taking them for granted,” he said.
“Our last opponents Pontypridd were difficult, and we don’t envisage this to be any different.
“You can’t guarantee anything but we’re going to give it a good shot. It’s important to stay in the cup as it keeps everyone on their toes.”
Pool will include new signing Richard Harris, the 22-year-old former Manchester City and Shrewsbury Town rookie, who left Welsh Premier rivals The New Saints after his contract was terminated by mutual agreement.
Midfielder Ceri James and winger Mike Thompson are both suspended, while Aaron Stokoe is 50-50 after injuring his ankle in training.
Defender Brett Jefferies faces a fitness test on a thigh strain that has kept him out for the last three weeks.
Neath go into the tie in good heart after moving eight points clear at the top of the Welsh National League division one.
They include former Port Talbot duo Carl Shaw and Chris Miller up front.