SLOUGH Town joint-manager Neil Baker insists there is no pressure on the Rebels heading into their FA Cup first round proper tie at Sutton United this Saturday (3pm), writes Rob Stevens.

Slough relished being the underdogs at this stage in the competition last season when beating higher-league Gainsborough Trinity 6-1.

Taking on a higher-league side again is where the similarities end, according to Baker, as he explained both the Rebels and Sutton are in a great position.

He told the Observer: "Sutton will be the favourites for sure, but it's one of those games we like because there's no pressure on us going into it, so we can go and enjoy ourselves.

"Getting a result is not un-achievable but there's not doubting both sets of players will be up for the game and it's a great position for both clubs to be in.

"There will be one winner on Saturday then you're just 90 minutes away from a potential match against the real big boys, like Manchester United and Liverpool.

"If you would have said at the start of the season we would be in the first round of the FA Cup and against another non-league side, we would've bitten your hands off, and Sutton will say exactly the same thing."

Baker continued: "They're a very good side with good cup pedigree having reached the fifth round and losing to Arsenal two seasons ago. That would've earned them hundreds of thousands of pounds, if not more.

"I'm aware of their manager, Paul Doswell, he's one of the longest-serving around and done a fantastic job.

"The club has been transformed since I played there and they're pushing for promotion to the Football League this season.

"They're a very good, strong side with pace in the wide areas, so we've got to be on the top of our game, although they were quite lucky in the last round and could quite easily have gone out to a team in our league.

"We will be up against a very good side but I'm sure they'll not take us lightly either and will be set up properly to play against us."

Baker expects there will be around 500 Slough supporters at Gander Green Lane and he hopes it will make for an enjoyable atmosphere.

He said: "I would encourage every supporter to make the journey to get behind us, and we've sold over 200 tickets already which is brilliant.

"Sutton supporters will turn out in good numbers as well so we could edge 1,500-2,000 spectators on Saturday."