STAFFORD Rangers will look to end their recent FA Cup misery when they head to Stourport Swifts for a first qualifying round tie on Saturday.
Early exits at the hands of minnows such as Stratford Town, Coventry Sphinx and Coalville Town have proved embarrassing and lost the club thousands in vital revenue.
The latest of those came last season when Rangers bowed out 4-2 at home to Midland Alliance outfit Stratford, one result that boss Greg Clowes will be keen to put right when visiting fellow Alliance side Stourport, who are third and unbeaten in six league games to date.
Any replay will be at Stafford on Tuesday (7.45pm).
Rangers go into the tie on the back of four games unbeaten, having chalked up their opening league win at home to Matlock Town on Saturday.
The Boro followed up with a battling 2-2 draw in a return fixture at Grantham Town on Tuesday night, a physical encounter and one that saw both teams reduced to ten men.
However, it was a game that saw Rangers relinquish a two goal lead and in the end they had to settle for a fourth draw in six matches.
On the team news front, striker Chris Morris had rejoined Romulus, while third choice keeper Jordan Wood has gone on loan to Norton United.
Midfielder Christian Dacres, who picked up a knee injury in the home match against Grantham last month, is still a couple of weeks away from returning.