DANNY Scopes has set his sights on extending Concord Rangers’ record-breaking FA Trophy run this weekend.

The Beach Boys are set to feature in the third round of the competition for the first time in the club’s history, with National League North side Leamington making the trip to the Aspect Arena tomorrow.

Concord have already seen off three sides in the second tier of non-league football - Slough Town, Maidstone United and Bath City - to reach this stage and Scopes is seeking more joy.

“It would be brilliant for the football club to get into the last eight of a national competition,” said the Beach Boys’ boss.

“That would be a really good achievement, particularly when you look at the run we have been on.

“We have been involved in five games across three rounds because of requiring replays against Slough and Bath.

“We also came from two goals down to beat Maidstone, so we have played three of the best teams in our division.

“It’s taken a big effort to get to this stage and we can go into the weekend using the experience of those games to get us into the next round.

“We have done very well so far and we don’t want our run in the competition to end.”

Concord head into the contest having embarked on a four-match unbeaten run.

And Scopes, who has been boosted by Henry Woods and Kit Elliott extending their loan deals from Gillingham and Huddersfield Town respectively, insists there is no pressure on his players as they move into unchartered territory in the FA Trophy.

Scopes, who took charge in May, added: “We need to give everything to get through to the next round.

“We never put any pressure on the boys and it will be no different this weekend.

“It’s a case of enjoying the day and having no regrets.

“If we get beaten by the better team on the day, I will have no problems with that.

“But I will be disappointed if the players don’t give their all.”

While Concord are 13th in the National League South standings, Leamington are 15th in the northern equivalent.

And Scopes insists he has done his homework on Leamington.

“Their division is very competitive and we need to use home advantage,” admitted Scopes.

“If we play with the same level of performance we have put in against Slough, Maidstone and Bath, we will give ourselves every chance of going through.

“We have to make sure we turn up because Leamington will also be wanting to progress in the competition.

“I know as much about them as anyone else in our own division.

“We had someone go and watch them against Gateshead last weekend.

“I’ve also spoken to managers who have played against them this season and watched a few videos of their games.

“We will work hard to give all of the players the information they need on the opposition.”