Bury Town manager Ben Chenery refused to heap pressure on his players ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup tie at lower-league Romford (1pm).
The Blues head into the tie knowing £3,000 is on offer to boost their coffers should they overcome the Essex outfit in the first qualifying round at Ship Lane — the ground the Boro share with Thurrock.
It is the first national cup tie since news of Bury’s financial problems broke nine months ago, but Chenery only has his thoughts on the pitch.
“The money would be gratefully received, but it’s going to be a tough game,” said the Blues’ boss of Romford, who are placed 16th in Ryman League Division One North. “The cup is a whole different ball game, but we’ll be prepared right.”
Bury — who slipped into the Ryman Premier relegation zone on Tuesday night — have managed to score just four goals in 10 matches so far this season, but the addition of winger Kye Ruel coincided with an improved attacking display in their 1-1 draw with Leatherhead.
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