Keighley boss Craig Lingard says his side will handle the pressure of not being underdogs when they take on Distington in the Coral Challenge Cup tomorrow.

Cumberland League outfit Distington have to travel to Cougar Park for the crunch clash after reaching the third round of the prestigious competition.

But Lingard believes his side can handle the pressure and although he does not know a lot about the village outfit he thinks it will be a competitive game.

He said: “We want to do as well as we can in the cup. We know we won’t have an opportunity to win the Challenge Cup, but we want to get as far in it as we can and make as much money from it as we can.

“There is a little bit of pressure on us for not being underdogs, we have go to handle that. We don’t know much about Distington, but it is a competitive cup game.

“We showed we can handle pressure last Sunday against Coventry. It was brilliant. The atmosphere at the club through pre-season has been really good.

“We have done well so far but Sunday’s win was only one game.

“There will be trials and tribulations and bumps in the road coming up for us. There are some tough games coming up for us in the next few weeks.

“There was an official attendance of 914 at Cougar Park against Coventry, but it could have been four figures. The number of supporters certainly lifts the players. It’s good to get everybody excited about Keighley again.”