Chris Moyses not to underestimate Whitehawk in FA Cup clash

Lincoln City travel to the south coast this Sunday to take on Whitehawk in the FA Cup First Round but manager Chris Moyses is not underestimating their opponents.

Whitehawk are currently fourth in the Vanarama National League South but have only picked up one point from their last three league fixtures.

Chris Moyses doesn't believe Lincoln City are favourites this weekend. (Photo: Liam Ray)

Chris Moyses doesn’t believe Lincoln City are favourites this weekend. (Photo: Liam Ray)

Chris Moyses said: “They have a lot of ex-league players, a lot of confidence and experience and it will be a very tough test. We need to be at our best to come back with something.”

The Imps manager is looking forward to the FA Cup tie: “It’s brilliant isn’t (the FA Cup), people buzz off it don’t they. It’s a one off occasion, it brings something special to a football club.”

The Imps secured their place in the First Round after beating Tranmere Rovers 2-0 in a Fourth Round Qualifying replay.

The financial aspect of the FA Cup adds an extra prize for both sides as whoever claims victory will gain £18,000 for progressing into the next round.

There is also £12,500 available for either side as the game will be broadcasted as part of the BBC Final Score show.

“The TV money is an added bonus that will come in very handy I’m sure,” said Moyses.

Lincoln City will have to wait to see if Kyle Wootton is available to play. The forward is currently on a one month youth loan loan from Scunthorpe United.

The availability of the forward depends on Scunthorpe’s FA Cup result against Southend United on Saturday.

“We will leave it right until the last minute, if things aren’t working out for them, he will be available for us”.

Midfielder Craig Stanley will be on the bench for Lincoln City after he returned to full training after suffering an injury in October. However, it’s unlikely he will make an appearance.