Dartford boss Tony Burman not counting on status ahead of FA Trophy quarter-final clash at lower-league FC Halifax Town
Dartford manager Tony Burman insists league positions will
count for nothing when he takes his side to FC Halifax Town for
Saturday’s FA Trophy quarter-final.
Looking to reach the last four of the competition for the first
time in 24 years, the Darts travel to The Shay as slight
However Burman, pictured, knows their Blue Square Bet North
hosts will provide stubborn opposition if the clash beats freezing
weather in West Yorkshire.
He said: "We’re away from home, against a tough side and it’s a
long journey, so it’s a case of rolling our sleeves up. It’s a
massive game. We’ve done ever so well to get into the last eight
and we’ve been given a difficult draw.
"I don’t think leagues and league positions matter that
Dartford’s last two Blue Square Bet Premier league fixtures
have fallen foul of the big freeze but Halifax are optimistic of
getting this weekend’s clash on.
Injured skipper Elliot Bradbrook has missed the last two games
but the midfielder could yet be involved.
Burman said: "He’s got a chance. The postponements have given
him more of a chance. He did a little bit of jogging last Thursday
and he’s not far off."