PORT Vale boss Micky Adams is aware minnows Shortwood United will pose a huge threat in the live televised FA Cup first round at Meadowbank next Monday (7.45pm).

The former Coventry City midfielder ran the rule over the Nailsworth side at Aldershot Town last week, when John Evans’ and Alex Sykes’ Calor League South & West outfit secured a famous replay victory at Skrill Premier Aldershot to advance to thr FA Cup first round for the first time in their 113-year history.

The Wood have now banked more than £100,000 from their cup exploits and will scoop £65,500 from TV money.

Adams said: “BT Sport are there for a reason, they think a giant-killing is on the cards and it can happen. We’ve seen it before.

Adams was impressed with Shortwood’s spirit and fitness levels in their memorable 2-1 FA Cup first round 2-1 replay win.

He added: “Having seen Shortwood play live myself against Aldershot, it will be a cracking game. They looked fit, organised and they had great spirit.

“Shortwood started nervously the other night and when Aldershot scored early I thought ‘here you go, we’re playing Aldershot’, but they dug in and showed tremendous spirit and looked like they wanted it more than Aldershot on the night.

"The support from the fans was top-notch and really helped them."

Adams is certainly impresssed with the quality running through the Nailsworth side.

“The two goal scorers (Adam Mann and Duncan Culley) stood out for me and Culley looked dangerous with his pace.

“We’re under no illusions - it will be difficult. This is the romance of the FA Cup and Shortwood deserve their moment in the sun.”

Adams expects his League One outfit to come out on top against the part-time Nailsworth team.

“We don’t want to kid ourselves that we are going there to do anything other than get a win and get through.

“If you look through Vale’s history, it is full of disasters at non-league places, but if we get ourselves physically and mentally right, then it shouldn’t be a problem for us.

“That’s not being disrespectful to Shortwood.

“They were a credit to themselves the other night. They were terrific.”

Boss Evans is relishing the tie and the former Archway School deputy head, who has played managed Forest Green, played for Gloucester City, Cheltenham Town and captained Frocester at Lord’s, said: “Beating Aldershot the other night surpassed everything I’ve done in the game, but Port Vale will be very difficult, but you never know with the FA Cup.”