SATURDAY’S FA Trophy trip to Ebbsfleet United will not be “just a day out” for Warrington Town, manager Paul Carden says.

Yellows will feature in the competition’s second round for the first time in 25 years when they make the trip to Kent to take on the National League outfit.

The team will have a training session at League One side Charlton Athletic’s training ground on Friday afternoon and stay in the area overnight before the game.

While encouraging his players to enjoy the experience, Carden says his side are not going to Stonebridge Road just to make up the numbers.

“Let’s go there and try and win the game,” he said.

“It will be a new experience for a lot of the players. There’s obviously lads who have played higher so overnight stays for away games will be nothing new to them.

“We’re doing things right. We’ll train on Friday afternoon and we’re staying not too far from the ground.

“We’ll prepare right and give them a detailed insight into the way Ebbsfleet are and how they play.

“We will go there to enjoy it, but at the same time I want us to go toe-to-toe with them.

“We don’t want to go there for a day out. There’s no point in going if that’s what we’re going for.”

Town will be a few players light for the trip south, with Jack Higgins and Steve Jennings suspended and new signing Devarn Green cup-tied.

However, Carden could be boosted by the returns of right-back Shaun Beeley and central midfielder Brad Barnes from injury.

Ebbsfleet are managed by Daryl McMahon, a former teammate of Carden and Mark Beesley, Yellows’ assistant manager, at Cambridge and the Town boss expecting to face a good footballing side.

“Sometimes people surprise you by ending up in management and Daz was one of them, but he’s done really well,” he said.

“Me and Bees were at Cambridge with Daz. He was a really good footballer and I’m sure he’ll have his team playing to that style.

“He’s got Ebbsfleet promoted and he’s building a side that’s going to challenge at that level.”