BOSS Tom Killick insisted Poole Town’s full focus would be on their Southern League South campaign – despite being on the brink of the FA Cup first round proper.

Dolphins visit Hayes & Yeading United on Saturday, October 19, with £18,750 and a place in the first round at stake.

But first, Killick’s men host Beaconsfield Town in league action at Black Gold Stadium on Saturday (3pm) before a trip to Truro City three days later.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “Our form over the past few weeks has been really solid. Not only are we performing, we are getting results those performances deserve.

“Sometimes your league form doesn’t reflect your cup form or vice versa but at the moment we have been consistent in both competitions.

“For now the FA Cup goes on the back burner – our full attention switches to getting full points against Beaconsfield.”

Poole have dropped to second in the division after missing out on a league fixture due to their cup exploits.

“I’m not too worried about our position right now,” the boss added.

“We’re playing well, scoring a few goals and are looking tight and resolute at the back. We’ve got games in hand and on top of that, there’s so much of the season ahead.”

Saturday’s fixture takes place on non-league day, a date earmarked to promote local non-league clubs.

With Poole offering pay-what-you-want entry, a large crowd is expected.

“There will be quite a few people in attendance that perhaps stopped coming after we were relegated, or a few semi-regular visitors,” said the Dolphins boss.

“In front of a slightly larger crowd there will be a bit of pressure, because we’d like to attract people back for more games.”

Luke Holmes’s suspension only affects FA Cup fixtures and as such, his ban does not start until next weekend’s game against Hayes.

Marvin Brooks is set to overcome muscle strain in his torso and should feature.