BOSS Tom Killick admits the outcome of the FA Cup first round draw is likely to "impact the players in some way" as Poole Town look to book their spot tomorrow.

Killick’s charges now know that victory in their fourth qualifying round replay against Hayes & Yeading at Black Gold Stadium (7.45pm) will set-up a home tie with Oxford United after the draw was made.

However, Killick reiterated that nothing was sealed yet, and that his players still have to focus on the game at hand.

He told the Daily Echo: “There’s no real point discussing it, because there’s nothing certain. We’re sad we couldn’t make that the case (on Saturday).

“No matter who we have drawn, the outcome of the draw will impact the players in some way.

“They’re only human. A big draw might motivate some of them – or it might feel like even more pressure, more nerves – which we saw on Saturday. Conversely, with a smaller, less appealing draw, it would be human to maybe not get as excited for it. I don’t think that’ll be the case, but it’s a thought for some people.

“However, I have faith in the lads to channel any emotion or excitement into the game, and focus on that first."

Many had thought Poole had seen the game out at the weekend, before 10-man Hayes & Yeading popped up in the last minute of added time to draw 1-1 and ensure the game would be replayed.

With Poole sitting higher up the Southern League South table than Hayes, fans had expected Dolphins to be victorious – and now with the tie at home, Killick admits there is a pressure on his side to win.

“We’re disappointed we didn’t get over the line on Saturday, but grateful that we have a second chance at it in front of our own fans," he said.

“Some made us favourites away from home, so we know that there is an expectation for us to win. However, that is the case with most games for us – and it’s something the players have learnt to deal with.

“There might be some extra pressure, but I back the players to deal with it. They all are desperate to get into the next round, I have no worries about that.”

Luke Holmes will serve the final game of his ban, whilst there are no new injuries cropping up after Saturday’s game. Killick will be able to select seven subs again, meaning Flavio Tavares will be involved despite being missing from matchday squads recently.