DAVID HOWELL insists Tuesday night's League Cup Fourth Round triumph over Harlow Town will have no bearing on the outcome of Saturday's Ryman Premier League clash against the same opposition at Earlsmead.
The manager fielded a mix of youth and experience, including three debutantes, at Barrows Farm but is likely to bring back his big guns for what he anticipates will be a very different match this weekend.
"There will be two different teams out there on Saturday," he said. "We had six or seven regular first team players out on Tuesday, as did they. I suspect those that will be playing on Saturday were not even at the ground on Tuesday.
"It is a bit of cat and mouse by both sides and while the win won't have any bearing on Saturday's game it is nice to keep that winning habit going.
The Hawks' away league form of late has been abysmal, but the last time they came to Earlsmead in November, 2007, they ran out 6-2 victors.
Harrow lost 3-0 at Barrows Farm earlier this season and while Tuesday's victory was to be savoured it is points on the board they so desperately need.
The likes of Wayne Walters and Bobby Highton should return while Howell has hinted he may stick with on-loan rookie keeper, Laurie Walker.
"I have not brought him in for a month to do nothing," added the manager.
On Tuesday Harrow entertain promotion-chasing Sutton United. The U's are bidding to bounce back to the Conference South at the first attempt and last Saturday's goalless draw at Canvey Island ended a five match winning streak.
They are the form team at the moment," continued Howell. "They are playing very well and have been one of the most consistent sides over the past month or so.
"They are strong and well organised. It took them a while to get going in this league but they are certainly going well now."