NEW Milton boss Paul Turner believes the only pressure on his underdogs are their own standards, with the manager keen for his charges to raise their game once more.

With the Linnets midtable in the 10th tier of English football, Turner’s charges have had to battle through three rounds of higher league opposition to set up a fourth-round tie away at rivals Brockenhurst – who also sit in a higher division.

When asked if his side were under no pressure considering the difference in league positions, Turner told the Daily Echo: “I think the only pressure, is the pressure we put on ourselves, because our standards are very high.

“What's really interesting is the better the teams that we play, the better we play.

“I totally agree -there's no pressure on the game tomorrow at all, it’s Step six versus Step five.

“However, just basically to repeat - the pressure is on our own kind of internal standards.

“At the Wessex Prem, Southern One, Southern Premier, where the standard is so much higher, is when we really get going.

“So, games so far in the Vase have been against teams who are steps higher than us and we won comfortably because we can play at that level."

A national competition, the FA Vase pits sides from all over the country against equivalents from other Step five and Step six leagues.

Turner revealed his team relished visiting new grounds, whilst admitting that a local derby was also a tasty offering.

“I think part of the attraction to playing a national Football Association tournament is that you will get to travel to places and play teams you wouldn’t normally come across.

“And so far, our trips to the Bristol area, and down to Cornwall -which was a bit of a trek, when we went down to Cornwall in a couple of rounds ago - it's all adds to the excitement of the FA Vase.

“So I kind of like to play teams that we haven't played before and get into environments that we haven't been to before grounds that we wouldn't normally go to, but notwithstanding that It certainly is a an exciting tie, huh?

“Against a local rival - rival in so much as geographical, I suppose because they're not in the same league as us but we're both were both classed as New Forest teams.

“We played Brockenhurst in preseason because they’re neighbours.

“So part of me thinks that you know going and playing teams that you wouldn't ordinarily plays part of the attraction, but at the same time the opportunity to play Brockenhurst and have the local derby is certainly exciting prospect.”