Hythe Town boss Scott Porter says pressure is off for Saturday's trip to Walton Casuals
Shaun Welford takes on two Crawley Down defenders (Pic: Gary Browne)
Hythe boss Scott Porter is relieved that no-one expects his side to win this weekend.
Saturday’s trip to Ryman League Division 1 South promotion hopefuls Walton Casuals sees Hythe adopt the role of underdogs, unlike last weekend’s clash with Crawley Down.
Hythe went into that game as red-hot favourites but were left to rue missed chances as they were held 1-1 at Reachfields.
Porter said: "You’re expected to win (games like that) and if you don’t, people think you’re not good enough.
"I’d like to upset the apple cart on Saturday. I’m glad we’re playing a team near the top.
"People look at the league and Crawley Down are near the bottom, so we were expected to win. Now, people expect Walton Casuals to win and I’d rather that, to be fair, than be at home against a side near the bottom."
Porter is waiting for news on Lee Winfield, Taser Hassan, Dave Cook, Shaun Welford, Louis Sprosen and Jamie Collado, who are all carrying knocks.