BOSS Tom Killick is reminding everyone at Poole Town to keep their feet firmly on the ground ahead of their FA Cup tie with Hayes & Yeading, writes Jack Tanner.

With one hurdle separating the Dolphins from a place in the first round proper, many around the club have started dreaming of potential match-ups in the next round – but Killick ensures his players are focused on the job at hand.

“I think people are getting a little bit carried away," he told the Daily Echo.

"I think Hayes & Yeading are a lot better now than they were at the start of the season. I had someone watch the game away at Taunton, and they felt they deserved at least a point. Midweek they came from behind to win as well.

“There’s no point dwelling on anything past this game. We have to make sure we are focused and ready for the game, and not thinking about anything else.”

When asked if the tie against fellow Southern League South side Hayes was Dolphins’ best chance of making the first round under his stewardship, Killick stated: “I’m not too sure if it is. Over the years, we’ve had a few other goes at it. We’re away from home, and I’ve heard a lot about them being a good side. It’s going to be tough.

“Whatever happens, we have to be aggressive and positive. There is no point in going there and being timid. We have to really embrace the occasion, and give it our best shot.”

Jack Dickson is a slight concern after picking up a knock in the midweek draw with Truro, whilst Luke Holmes remains suspended.

The winner of Saturday’s tie will be ball number 72 in Monday’s draw.