MIDFIELDER Amine Linganzi insists he and his team-mates will take nothing for granted as Swindon Town travel to National League South leaders Dartford in the FA Cup tomorrow.

Despite David Flitcroft’s team being 52 places above their hosts in the Football League pyramid, the 27-year-old combative midfielder knows that is not a reason to take their opponents lightly.

Linganzi has made a total of 16 appearances for Swindon so far this season, scoring one goal, and hopes he can turn out once again on Sunday for Town’s first-round tie.

“Firstly, I think it is going to be a tough game because when you play against a team in a lower league, they want to be in your place,” he said.

“We have to respect them, not be arrogant, and I believe we have a team who can go far in the FA Cup.

“It doesn’t matter who you play, Premier League, Championship or League One, anything is possible, so we are really focussed for the Dartford game and we hope we are going to win.

“I like the English mentality. When you place against a lower team, they come at you from the front, they aren’t going to sit waiting for you.

“Everything is possible. When you are working hard, you get your results.

“They go from the front, which is what happened against Lincoln.”

So far in his career, the 27-year-old says the competition has not been filled with memorable moments for him.

Last year, he was not part of the Portsmouth side that crashed out 2-1 at home to Wycombe Wanderers in the first round.

However, the Congo international reckons he might have a better chance this year as Swindon go into the game against the Darts on the back of their longest winning streak of the season, with their 1-0 victory at home to Wycombe Wanderers in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night being their third on the trot.

Linganzi was not part of the side in midweek but is looking to make an impact back on the pitch tomorrow afternoon, although the 27-year-old may face stiff competition for a starting role in the heart of the Town midfield from Derby County loanee Timi Elsnik and rugged midfielder James Dunne.

“We are doing good. We need to continue to have this winning mentality. The most important thing is to stay focussed and not to drop,” added Linganzi.

“Of course we want to go up automatically (in League Two). We are doing well, we have to play that way and never give up.

“My FA Cup experiences haven’t been that good but it is a normal game. Even if you are playing Arsenal, you have to give 200 per cent on the pitch.

“We are together, going forward together.

“We just have to play our football, we have a good team.

“I’ve been working hard in training, I’m happy and I never give up. That is the most important thing.”

“I think we have good technical players who can make things happen and this is why we are having good results.”