Charlie Blakemore described Chasetown's FA Cup trip to Port Vale as a mission "virtually impossible" but that won't step the mighty minnows dreaming of a giant-killing.
Chasetown's reward for reaching the second round proper for the first time in their history is a short trip up the M6 to face League One strugglers Vale.
The gap in league placings between the British Gas Business League Midlands Division Scholars and Vale is exactly 100 places and Blakemore had no doubts his side will be massive underdogs. But he is equally confident his part-time players will relish the opportunity.
"It's a great tie for us, it almost took the roof of the clubhouse when we watched the draw live on the telly," said Blakemore.
"We know it will be the toughest game we have had so far. They're a League side, they've just appointed a new manager [Lee Sinnott has replaced Martin Foyle] and all the players ill want to impress him.
"Realistically, it's virtually impossible for us. Their players will need to have the worst day possible and we will need to be at our best."
It seems likely the match will be switched from the scheduled Saturday, December 1, to either the Sunday or Friday because Vale's neighbours, Stoke City, already have a home game on that date against Coca-Cola Championship rivals Norwich City.
Kidderminster Harriers have been handed a trip to League Two Dagenham & Redbridge.