Although underdogs for Sunday’s Central League Cup final at Alfreton Town’s Impact Arena (3pm), Hucknall Town have warned champions Selston that anything can happen is a one-off cup game.
Hucknall boss Andy Graves said: “We are expecting a tough game. Selston are a good side, make no mistake.
“They are not champions for nothing for a second year in a row and have win three championships on the bounce including the NFL. They deserve it.
“But cup games are a different kettle of fish. It’s a one-off.
“We won’t go into this under-estimating Selston and on paper we are probably slight underdogs.”
Everyone is expecting a classic and Graves admitted: “I just hope the game lives up its billing and there is no controversy. I hope the best team on the day wins.
“For whatever reason I don’t think we’ve yet been at our best against Selston last season or this.
“But we go into it with a full squad to choose from and a very strong bench which is important.
“We are looking forward to it and everyone is fit and well after training in the snow last night!
“Ash Witt had a slight hamstring twinge so we told him to rest up but we don’t think it’s too bad.”