DANNY Scopes insists leading Concord Rangers on a record-breaking FA Trophy run would give him a great deal of personal pride.

The Beach Boys head into tomorrow’s second round tie with Bath City having never surpassed this stage of the competition.

And Scopes is keen to make history at the Aspect Arena.

Scopes, who is enjoying a second spell in charge of the National League South club, said: “I was fortunate to have five years as manager and have some really good successes with Danny Cowley.

“We got the club towards where it is today and I want to emulate those achievements now.

“I talk to people around the club and they talk about fantastic memories.

“Those are important moments in the club’s history and I would like to make more memories with me at the helm as manager again.

“I love the club and what it stands for.

“It’s important for me to give the people behind the scenes and supporters the success and joy that comes with it because seeing their faces happy after a great result is what it’s all about.

“Leading Concord Rangers into the third round of the FA Trophy for the first time in the club’s history would be something I could look back on very proudly.”

The winners of this weekend’s clash will pocket £5,250 in prize money, while the defeated outfit will have to settle for £1,750.

With the financial incentives on offer and a place in the third round at stake, Scopes believes the Beach Boys are heading into their biggest fixture since he took over as boss last May.

“I think it’s the biggest game of the season,” added Scopes.

“Every game is big because you are either fighting for three points or a place in the next round of a cup competition, but this is massive for the football club.

“We approach every game in the same way but, in terms of the stature of the game and the financial rewards at the end of it, there is no getting away from what winning this game would mean.

“Progressing into the next round could result in a big draw against a massive club and that magnifies what’s on offer.

“It’s a big game for the entire football club, not just the players and management staff.”

While Concord are 11th in the National League South standings, only Wealdstone stand between Bath and the division’s summit.

But Scopes has been boosted by striker Kit Elliott extending his loan move from Championship side Huddersfield Town, who are managed by ex-Beach Boys boss Cowley, for another month.

And Scopes is happy to still have Elliott among his options.

“I’m really pleased that we have kept Kit and I want to thank Danny Cowley and Huddersfield for allowing that to happen,” confirmed Scopes.

“The logistics - with Huddersfield being so far away - are a little bit difficult at times but we have sorted something out that worked for all parties.

“It took Kit a bit of time to find his feet, but another month will help his development.”