UWE Rosler has warned his Brentford players to be guarded against complacency in tomorrow's FA Cup first round tie against Basingstoke.
The Bees boss saw plenty of FA Cup action in his playing days with Manchester City and Southampton, but has been a student of the English game for far longer than that.
He insists he is well aware of the tradition of underdogs out to cause an upset, and is determined to avoid the kind of humiliations Brentford have faced against the likes of Kingstonian, Telford and Barrow in recent years.
Rosler said: “I have followed English football long enough to know you can take nothing for granted in this competition.
“I will be making the players aware of their responsibilities, as that is the best way to avoid a banana skin.
“In the first half, we have to make it obvious we are the League One side and they are the Conference South side
“We have to be very professional and go into the game with the right attitude. We cannot go into it playing at just 80 per cent, and I have two DVDs of them I will be watching.
“But we have players back and have some competition for places. Marcus bean has done well for us but was not even on the bench against Bournemouth.”