TOM DALLISON admits Crawley Town’s Carabao Cup clash with Colchester United tonight is a “big” moment in club history.

But he insists Gabriele Cioffi’s Reds will treat it no differently to any other game as they bid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

Reds have knocked out Premier League Norwich City and Championship Stoke en route to the last 16 but fellow League Two giantkillers Colchester have sunk Crystal Palace and Tottenham to grab national headlines.

The prospect of drawing another big gun awaits the winners of the People’s Pension Stadium showdown but ex-Albion centre-half Dallison, a former team-mate of Aaron Connolly and Steven Alzate, says that will not faze them.

Dallison said: “It is a big game in terms of history of the club. Obviously, it would be great to get through to the quarter-finals but we’re not looking at it as a massive game.

“We are preparing for it just like any other game even though there’s no denying it is a big game in the history of both these clubs.”

Dallison added: “We know that if we win we could potentially have a big Premier League team at their ground.

“You can look at that like it is a pressure but the lads look at it more as an incentive to go out and win.”

The game will screened live in more than 30 different countries and territories overseas despite not being picked up for television over here.