AS one cup journey ends, another begins for Warrington Rylands.

A rare Friday night fixture sees them get their FA Trophy campaign underway this evening as they make the trip to Avro in the third qualifying round.

Blues will be looking to use the game to bounce back having seen their FA Cup run ended at the hands of Macclesfield on Saturday.

The 2-1 defeat brought Rylands’ 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions to a halt and manager Michael Clegg is keen to use the game against lower-ranked opposition to “get back on the horse.”

However, he insists they will not be underestimating their opponents, who have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign.

“We’ll go into it giving them all the respect in the world,” he said.

“Avro are really good at home so it’s going to be tough, but we’ll be up for it.

“There won’t be any game that we just roll over in – we’ll be going to Avro wanting to win and get back on the horse.”

Blues’ Oldham-based opponents now ply their trade in the Northern Premier League West Division – one tier below the Gorsey Lane side – having won promotion from the North West Counties League last season.

They have taken to their new level seamlessly and sit third in the table having lost just one of their eight league games.

While this is Rylands’ first game in this year’s FA Trophy, Avro have already won two home ties in the competition – they beat Winterton Rangers 2-0 before edging out Stalybridge Celtic on penalties following a goalless draw.

Tonight’s game kicks off at 7.45pm.