BOSS Eddie Howe says his side must ensure their "mind is right" as they aim to avoid a cup shock tomorrow evening.

League Two Forest Green Rovers head to Vitality Stadium as 14-1 outsiders with some bookmakers, the joint longest odds of any side in the round with only Colchester United deemed to have had as slim a chance of victory when went to Crystal Palace tonight.

Mark Cooper's Green Army currently sit third in the fourth tier and stunned Championship high-fliers Charlton Athletic to win on penalties at The Valley in the previous round to earn a trip to Cherries.

And Howe is taking nothing for granted as he aims to take his side to the quarter-finals of Carabao Cup for the third straight year.

He told the Daily Echo: "Odds in football matches, I don't think you can take too much from them.

"I'm sure we would've been pretty long odds against Manchester City but I felt we gave them a good game.

"It's a game of football and anything can happen."

"I think the first thing is we've got to make sure our minds are right and we're mentally very good in this game and then back our ability to try and win it."

He added: "I think they will come here and play, there's no doubt about that.

"They will be expansive and do what they do and we will do what we do.

"I think it will be an open game, a good football match and I think you'll see two teams that are trying to win the game, so that's what you want to see really."