BOSS Kieran Baggs says logistics will not stand in the way of his Melksham Town’s attempts to continue their FA Trophy tilt on Saturday.

Melksham face an eight-hour 450-mile round trip to Suffolk to take on higher league Leiston in the second qualifying round of the competition.

Although Southern League Division One South side Melksham face a mighty challenge to make it through, manager Baggs says any factors outside the 90 minutes of football will not come into it.

“I think it is probably the furthest we could possibly have gone and after two previous away draws, it’s sod’s law that we have got another one but that’s just the way it goes,” said Baggs.

“We have fantastic support and we will take a coach load of people there to get behind us and we will see what we can do.

“They are doing well at the level above us, so they are a good side. We know we will be underdogs but if we can go there and compete at the level we are capable of I am sure we can give them a good game.

“We’ll be fully prepared. We’ll make sure we get all the travel arrangements sorted and get stops in appropriately so none of that becomes an issue on the day.

“Any side that I put out will go onto the pitch full of belief. If we can come back on the coach afterwards with a victory to our name, then we’ll be delighted. If we can’t, we’ll make sure we use it as motivation for our upcoming league games.”

Melksham travel on the back of 2-1 win over Mangotsfield United in the league last weekend – a result that moved them up into the play-off places.