We want to progress as far as we can in the FA Trophy.

It is a prestigious competition and we want to win every game we play in.

But there are financial reasons too, there is a good prize money on offer and that is important to the football club at the moment.

The furthest I have been in the FA Trophy was in the season before last when we beat Ashton United, Stafford Rangers, Stourbridge and North Ferriby United before losing to Ebbsfleet United.

We were in the Evo-Stik Premier Division at the time and pushed a team from the Conference Premier very close. I was extremely proud of the way we performed on the day and I still think we should have got something out of the game.

When I was in charge of Colwyn Bay, the size of our squad dictated that the league had to be our main priority but I would love a good run in the FA Trophy.

You do not get many chances in football to play at Wembley and that is a huge incentive for myself, the players and our supporters. But we are certainly not getting ahead of ourselves and all of our attention has been focused on the first-round match with Barrow.

There is no pressure on Barrow and the game is a potential banana skin for us, but we will not be taking them lightly and will make sure that our preparation is spot on.

The game will give us a bit of a break from the league and I am still disappointed with our performance against Nuneaton. It was a poor game and probably one of the poorest games of football in terms of a spectacle that I have been involved with.

Nuneaton are now up to fifth in the league and I believe we should have beaten them, although neither side created many chances. We did have one excellent opportunity and had that gone in then we would probably have gone on to win the game and people would say it was a good away performance.

As it happens, we ended up losing the game to a goal that should never have been allowed. It was a blatant handball and it is disappointing to lose the game on that decision.

The linesman nearest to the incident went to give it, but then decided not to. I spoke to the referee after the game and he said he did not see it but our lads were adamant.

In my view, one of the problems now is that linesmen wait for referees to make a decision. In the Nuneaton game, the linesman on our side was waiting for the referee to give throw-ins.

At what stage do the linesmen come into the game and do what they are supposed to do? It is obviously an instruction from the referee so why not just take them away and let the referee do the whole game?

It is very frustrating for managers but should not take away from a poor performance and we will be looking to put that behind us on Saturday.