SWINDON Town go hunting a place in the third round of the FA Cup third round this afternoon but assistant manager Ben Futcher says the possible permutations that could come with it have not entered the minds of anyone within squad.

With sides from the Premier League and Championship entering the competition at the next phase, the potential carrot of a mouth-watering tie early in the new year is clear for those teams from the lower divisions who are battling it out in the second round this weekend.

David Flitcroft’s side have the small matter of a trip to League Two rivals Stevenage to negotiate today and Futcher insists the match at the Lamex Stadium is the only concern of the Town players and management right now and not any prospective reward that may coincide with victory.

“I don’t think you can worry about what might not happen. We have just got to focus on Stevenage, they are a decent side,” said Futcher.

“It is a tight League Two and they are in and around it, so we know how difficult it is going to be.

“All we are focussed on is the next game and then if you do get through to the next round, that’s more of the time to look at the chance of maybe playing against a Premier League team.

“As a player, that’s what you look forward to, but we have really got to stay focused on this weekend.

“I know it’s a cliché and people don’t want to hear it but we have just got to focus on Stevenage.

“It’s going to be a very tough game but it is one we are looking forward to and we are confident that we can go there with our away form and win.”

Town’s next two matches are in cup competitions, with a second-round tie in the Checkatrade Trophy at home to Forest Green Rovers lying in wait on Tuesday night.

Swindon are also sitting eighth in the League Two table at present but after back-to-back defeats in the league, regaining momentum is paramount whatever competition the team are contesting.

Futcher said: “Every game is important and we want to win every game.

“It’s a cliché but we want to get through in the FA Cup, we want to progress in the Checkatrade Trophy and we want to be successful in the league.

“It is not always as easy as that as at our level, we have so many games that the squad does get stretched but we will be going out fully focused on Saturday wanting to get through in the FA Cup and then we can focus on Forest Green.”