DANNY Scopes is confident his Concord Rangers will not underestimate Margate tomorrow.

Scopes’ National League South Beach Boys will visit the Isthmian Premier League outfit for an FA Cup second qualifying round tie.

And, despite going into the clash as the favourites to progress, Scopes insists Concord will not take a win for granted.

“I would like to think that my group of players won’t become complacent,” said the Beach Boys’ boss.

“A lot of our players joined us in the summer having stepped up a division or two, so they will be aware of the potential threat Margate pose.

“It’s an opportunity for the players to show why they were given the chance to join us in the National League South and deserve it as opposed to some of the players at Margate.

“We can’t take a win for granted and it’s up to the players to perform.”

Scopes’ Concord have made a strong start to the campaign, while Margate are ninth in the Isthmian Premier League standings.

And Scopes, who took charge at the Aspect Arena in May, is expecting a tough test this weekend.

“It’s always difficult when you draw a team away from home at any stage of the competition,” added Scopes.

“When you are drawn against a team like Margate who are a good side and have an experienced manager in Jay Saunders - who has won promotion with Maidstone United - you know they are going to make it very difficult for you.

“We have no right to think we will go there and get a result because it will not be easy.”

The Beach Boys will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Dartford, which ended a three-match unbeaten run.

And Scopes is eager to go on an FA Cup run.

“It’s a big competition for a small club like Concord Rangers,” admitted Scopes.

“Going on a cup run is an added bonus and, with the financial benefits that come with it, we owe it to the club to treat tomorrow’s tie like a cup final.

“We want to get into the hat for the next round and we are still disappointed about the Dartford defeat.

“Two early goals cost us and goals change games.

“But we have spoken about what we need to improve on and we feel like we are in a good place at the moment.

“If we had won the game against Dartford, we would be in fourth place on goal difference instead of being ninth.

“This is an opportunity for us to bounce back from that defeat.”