Andy Scott hopes having the whole country against him on Sunday will create a siege mentality among his players.
Brentford travel to Havant & Waterlooville for a televised FA Cup First Round game, with the watching nation tuning in looking for an upset.
And anyone who saw the Bees' 3-0 drubbing at Chester last Tuesday, or the first-half of their 2-1 defeat to Rochdale on Saturday, would find their case hard to argue.
The game brings back memories of the televised tie at the same stage at Hinckley United four years ago, when then-boss Martin Allen said his side had been set up for an upset, and the only people who wanted Brentford to win were themselves.
Scott admitted it would be a similar situation on Sunday.
He said: "Everybody loves the underdog and will want to see an upset, and that's what the TV cameras will be there for.
"But it's up to us to spoil the party. They will fancy their chances, but I am confident we can go down there and do a professional job.
"It will be a typical non-league ground with a tight pitch and all the festivities of the FA Cup. But the Havant players will be nervous too, and they have a poor home record."
In fact, Brentford are not the only ones to be experiencing a dip in form.
Havant have lost their last five Blue Square South games, with only the FA Cup providing some respite.
But the team they beat in the last
qualifying round, Crawley, beat them 3-0 on Tuesday night in the Setanta Shield, with former Bee Thomas Pinault among the scorers.
Despite this, Scott insists he has treated Havant the same as any League Two team his side come up against.
He said: "I had them watched on Saturday and Tuesday and have been watching DVDs of their games.
"I also watched them a few times last year, so we know as much as we can about them.
"They have some experienced non-league players, so it won't be easy.
"They are a strong and powerful side, but can play a bit of football too."
During the game, Scott will lock horns with former Bees team-mate Charlie Oatway, who is now assistant manager at Havant.
He added: "It will be interesting seeing Charlie again, and I'm sure he'll be as lively as ever." * BRETT JOHNSON should be fit for Sunday's cup tie.
The Bees' utility man, who had a run of games at left-back at the start of the season, has been out since last month with a groin injury.
Boss Andy Scott said: "Brett was back in training this week.
"He wasn't ready for the Rochdale game last week, but should be okay to sit on the bench at Havant as you can have seven subs in the FA Cup."
Some fans have been calling for Johnson to be given a chance at centre-back following loanee Jamie Wilson's return to Bristol City.
Scott added: "One of the reasons we got Brett is his versatility.
"He is equally confident at left-back or centre-back and gives us options across the back four."