CANVEY Island can play with freedom due to having no pressure resting on their shoulders at Haringey Borough, according to Mark Bentley.

The Gulls will do battle with Isthmian Premier League outfit Haringey at Coles Park Stadium tomorrow, with a place in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy up for grabs.

And, due to being the underdogs in the contest, Canvey chief Bentley believes his side have nothing to fear.

“All of the pressure is on Haringey because they are in the league above and in good form,” said Bentley.

“We will go into the game as underdogs and I will just tell the boys to enjoy it because there is no pressure on us.

“We are expected to lose, so we have nothing to fear and it would be fantastic to go through.

“I just want us to be confident because the FA Trophy is a competition I want to do well in.”

The Gulls head to Haringey having recorded a midweek victory over Harlow Town.

Goals from Rob Lacey - who is unavailable this weekend - and Tobi Joseph allowed Canvey to progress to the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup.

And Bentley wants his side to put in a similar display.

“It was a good performance and we went there looking to almost use it as a training exercise,” added Bentley.

“We knew we would need to weather the storm in the early stages of the game but then express ourselves when we had the ball.

“Our cup form has been great this season and we want to replicate that in the league, but our focus is only on Haringey.”