Law knows a lot of eyes will be in the Poppies

Kettering Town boss Marcus Law takes his team to Market Drayton Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup

Kettering Town boss Marcus Law takes his team to Market Drayton Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup

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Marcus Law knows all eyes will be on Kettering Town as they begin their FA Cup campaign this weekend.

The Poppies head to Evo-Stik Northern League Division One South side Market Drayton Town having endured a frustrating start to the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign.

Law bemoaned his team’s inability to take their chances as they went down 2-1 at Stratford Town last weekend.

The Poppies boss is well aware of how important the FA Cup is to the club but he knows they will be tested by a Market Drayton team who have won their last four matches without conceding a goal.

“They will be very confident because they are scoring goals and not conceding many,” Law said.

“I’ve been there before and it is a difficult place to play.

“We are continuing our job of building blocks and it is frustrating because it feels we are so near. But our inability in the final third is costing us.

“Kettering and the FA Cup come hand in hand, they are one of best-performing non-League clubs in the competition and it’s up to us to carry on the history that has been put in place.

“Doing well in this competition can turn a season and we know there will be a lot of people looking at this game. There is internal pressure and there is the pressure we put on ourselves.

“At least one non-League club will have their name up in lights in the FA Cup this season and every fan and player is hoping it will be them. That’s certainly what we want.”

Law confirmed recent loan signing Liam Canavan is eligible for tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip while Brett Solkhon will also be in contention for a return.