BOSS John Eustace wants his players to continue enjoying their Emirates FA Cup experience when they go to AFC Fylde this Saturday.

The Reds have already progressed through three rounds of the famous competition ahead of the weekend trip to Mill Farm.

Having twice overcome ‘lower’ opposition, the team duly dispatched higher-graded opponents in the form of Chester in the fourth qualifying round.

It earned them the clash against Fylde, also in the National League, in the first round proper this weekend.

Looking ahead, boss Eustace wants his charges to keep on enjoying the FA Cup occasion as they’re again cast in the underdog role at the weekend.

While last season’s title race between the two sides certainly adds an interest to the tie despite both squads undergoing significant changes since they last met.

"Fylde are in the league above and it will be a big test for us," said Eustace.

"We’re a different team to last season and in fairness both clubs have seen a lot of change over the summer. But this is the FA Cup we’ll go there and will enjoy the occasion, that’s what it’s all about.

"It’s going to be an exciting game.

"Fylde are in the league above and it will be a big test for us, just like it was against Chester in the last round.

"It is one to enjoy and I’m sure the fans will travel up to support us and get behind us."

More than 150 Harriers fans have already purchased tickets for the game and supporters are being reminded that advance purchase is strongly recommended. All fans must have tickets before they enter the ground.

Meanwhile, defender Jimmy O'Connor could return this weekend after serving a one-game suspension during the Reds' 2-1 league win at Stockport last Saturday.

Striker Joe Ironside hit a second half double as Harriers came from behind to make it seven games unbeaten.

It was Ironside's eighth goal in 15 games this season and his manger was full of praise for the forward.

He said: "The winning goal was a fantastic goal, we showed great composure throughout the pitch.

"There was some good football and Joe deserves his goals today.

"He has been magnificent for the last three or four weeks.

"He struggled with a bit of form at the start of the season.

"But, certainly in the last five or six games, you can see is a top player at this level."