Burton boss Dino Maamria says the Brewers will not underestimate Needham Market in the FA Cup, having reflected on previous experiences of shock results in the competition.

The Brewers play Kevin Horlock's side at The Pirelli Stadium this weekend in the first round, with the visitors sitting just outside the play-off positions in the Southern League Premier Central, while the Brewers sit bottom of League One.

Maamria told the Burton Albion website: “When I was the assistant manager at Stevenage, we had a lot of success in the competition. The biggest win was (against) Newcastle United in 2011. We were 18th in League Two and they were fifth in the Premier League. We ended up beating them 3-1 in a replay.

“The FA Cup is a chance for the underdog because they play without fear, they let loose, and they play to their full potential.

"There is always that danger of the banana skin term that everybody uses.

"You’ve got to respect every team in the competition, especially in these first two rounds.”

Maamria talked about his ambitions in the competition, as he praised Needham for their journey so far but also spoke about the possibility of starting our own run in the FA Cup.

“Needham Market have done well to get this far, but we dream as big as the next person. I’m dreaming about going all the way to the third, fourth, fifth round and seeing where that takes us. We’re dreaming big about the FA Cup and our focus has been totally on this competition all week.”

Meanwhile, Needham boss, Kevin Horlock, has told his side to enjoy the day and not to play with fear.