Aylesbury United vs Royston preview: Ducks boss urges players not to get distracted by FA Cup

Ducks boss Tony Joyce previews Wednesday night's game against Royston
Ducks boss Tony Joyce previews Wednesday night's game against Royston
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Tony Joyce says his players must focus on the job in hand when they entertain Royston tonight (Wednesday) as Saturday’s big FA Cup match against Staines looms on the horizon.

Joyce admitted he and his players were ‘excited’ about the prospect of taking on the Skrill Conference South side in the world’s oldest cup competition. But the boss was not getting too far ahead of himself and insists the focus is on Wednesday’s rearranged league game.

Joyce conceded he has a number of players, notably Steve Hatch, who may miss the Royston game due to niggles, with a view to having them fit for Saturday’s FA Cup match.

But he hopes the team can continue on the goal trail after Saturday’s emphatic 5-2 victory at Hayes.

“We did really well on Saturday and were 3-0 up inside 15 minutes and ended up scoring five away from home, which you’d take wouldn’t you!?” Joyce said.

“The nice thing was that we had five different scorers which is great for the team’s confidence so hopefully that’s come at the right time for us with Royston on Wednesday night which is a tough game and then let’s see if we can pull off a win and extend our run in the FA Cup.

“But we have Royston first and that won’t be easy, they’re a good side.”

Should the Ducks beat Royston by more than two goals they could leapfrog them into eighth place.