Lewes manager Hugo Langton says it is good that his side has a chance to bounce back quickly from their 4-1 defeat to Enfield in their opening league game on Saturday.

The Rooks travel to Bedfont Sports in their FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round tie tonight and Langton says his side will get better after their defeat in the league.

He said: “It is good to have a chance to put things right.

“The first half was quite tight on Saturday if I am being honest, but we conceded a silly goal early in the second half and after that we were chasing the game.

“We did some good things, I had a very young side out - which we are largely, but we will get better.”

The FA Cup is a chance for Lewes to cause an upset and bring in more cash but a run is not crucial, he said.

Langton said: “The club budgets without an FA Cup run, so anything is a bonus really.

“There is no pressure on the players to go out and earn their thousand pounds or whatever it is.

“Regarding the prize money, the club has been very vocal about the allocation of prize money, so it is not as though it is a life-changing sum.

“However, if you go on a run through the rounds then happy days, but in the cup you take one game at a time, you never know if you get through who you are going to get next.”

Lewes take on Isthmian South Central side Bedfont Sports and Langton knows his side will need to be prepared.

He said: “We have got a very hard game against Bedfont Sports, who are near Heathrow. It is a tricky journey on a Tuesday night.

“It is a one-off cup game, which goes straight to penalties, so we have just got to make sure that we are ready for it.”

The Lewes manager said he does not want to risk players carrying injuries in the cup.

He said: “We are as we were at the weekend.

“I have still got one or two out that should be back by the weekend.

“We don’t want to risk them because it is difficult as players are getting injured a lot easier now than they would do under normal circumstances.

“For players that are not quite right I am not going to play them because they have got to look after their health and welfare because they have got to go to work.

“I’d rather lose a player for one game than six.”

Worthing are also in FA Cup action as they make the 40 mile trip across Sussex to East Court to take on East Grinstead tonight (7:30pm).

The Rebels boss Adam Hinshelwood will have to access his squad after Saturday’s win over Folkestone.

Hinshelwood’s side were handed a big boost by the return of some of key players in Jesse Starkey and Danny Barker to the squad after long periods out with injury.

However, Hinshelwood will need to look at his squad ahead of the game against East Grinstead.

He said: “We covered a lot of ground on a big old pitch.

“The good thing is we have 20 players now.

“Jesse (Starkey) is back, which seems like an eternity we have been without him, so he is a massive player to have back.

“We will have to assess Danny Barker. He has been out for a long time with his ankle, so we will have to assess and get out a team out there that compete like we have to.”

Tonight’s fixtures , 7:45pm kick off unless stated:

EFL Trophy- Albion U21’s v Wimbledon (6pm)

FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round: Bedfont Sports v Lewes, Chichester v Cribbs ,Crawley Down v Hendon (7:30pm), East Grinstead v Worthing (7:30pm), Hastings v Chesham, Haywards Heath v Hanwell Town, Horsham v Kingstonian, Little Common v Corinthian Casuals, South Park v Bognor, Steyning Town v Sheppey United.

Southern Combination Premier: Broadbridge Heath v Horley.