SCOTT BECK felt too many of his Greenfield players had their minds on Saturday’s Welsh Cup cracker at home to Flint Town United rather than last week’s Welsh Trophy clash with Cefn Mawr Rangers.

Greenfield were surprisingly beaten 2-0 at home by Rangers and boss Beck, who hopes to sign a new striker in time for their derby clash, admitted: “I think a fair few lads had their minds on the Flint game and took Cefn lightly. We never got up for the game and to be honest we got what we deserved.

“This week we need to be 10 times better to be competing with Flint. We are massive underdogs but I know the lads will put last week behind them and give a good account of ourselves hopefully in front of a big crowd.

“It would be great if the village can come out in numbers to back us so hopefully we can attract a couple of hundred to cheer us on.”

Captain Sion McHugh returns from suspension for the second roud clash, but Danny Calvert, Ryan Jones, Jack James and John Shepherd are all ruled out.

Shaun Beck, a Flint Town legend, could feature against his old club with the Greenfield boss - his brother - adding: “Last week was only the second time he played for us this season. He is rarely available as he goes to watch his son play for Liverpool under 18s.”

Mindful of a potential upset this weekend, Flint boss Niall McGuinness will not allow complacency to creep into his side’s mindset.

The Silkmen are enjoying another solid Cymru North campaign as they look to mount a challenge to pacesetters Prestatyn Town.

With his side buoyed by three successive league victories, McGuinness is adamant that standards will not slip against lower league opposition.

He said: “We’re expecting a very tough test at Greenfield and we know we’ll have to be at it for 90 minutes.

“You can’t take any team for granted, that’s true at any level of football - and that will be the message to our players.

“They’ll be out to cause an upset with a few former Flint players like Shaun, who’s a quality finisher regardless of his age. We’re confident with the quality we have, but we need to show it on the day.

“It was a good performance from us last weekend when we beat Penrhyncoch. We need to show more ruthlessness though, because we didn’t take enough of the chances we created.”

Flint are familiar with the cup underdogs tag themselves, after successive eliminations to Welsh Premier teams in recent years.

A penalty shoot-out defeat to Newtown last season cost Flint a quarter-final spot, with McGuinness (pictured right) eyeing anther strong run this season.

He added: “Whenever you’re playing a team from the league above you need your players to raise their game.

“We did against Newtown last season and were unlucky to lose. The year before we were knocked out by Bala, so we know how Greenfield will approach this game.

“It’s a great cup competition and a big part of football’s history in Wales. You want to test yourself against the best sides and we’ll do everything to make sure we get through.”

Flint have no fresh injury concerns, with Callum Bratley set to spearhead their attack after netting twice last weekend.