BEN Strevens’s Eastleigh side are without a point following their two opening National League games of the 2021-22 season, but the boss insists: “Regardless of the result (on Monday) I’d be putting pressure on myself to win this game of football Saturday.”

The Spitfires welcome King’s Lynn Town, who have picked up three points from their opening three games with a 2-1 win at Yeovil Town, to the Silverlake Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

But for Strevens’s men, they will have disappointing memories of facing the Norfolk side after two disappointing defeats to the National League newbies – the kind of results that ultimately saw them miss out on play-off success.

Speaking to the club website following the 3-0 defeat to Bromley on Monday, he previewed the clash: “It’s just about bouncing back on Saturday now, putting a bit of pressure on ourselves to get three points against King’s Lynn.

“Regardless of the result (against Bromley) I’d be putting pressure on myself to win a game of football Saturday anyway so we just have to focus on doing that.

“We just have to do what we’ve been doing. We will be ready for it, we were ready for Wrexham, they’ll be one of the teams that are looking to win the league.

“I said that Saturday, there’s no shame in losing to them. Bromley were in the play-offs last year and have clearly added more good players to their group.

“We are going to lose games of football this season, anyone who thinks we won’t is crazy.

“It will be a tough game, no game in this league is easy but it’s one that we’re looking forward to and we will try and get three points on the board.”

Strevens had a handful of senior players missing from selection during the Bank Holiday weekend, including new star centre-back Tom Broadbent and reliable veteran striker Tyrone Barnett.

The Spitfires manager offered an update on the fitness of his squad, adding: “We’ve had a few boys missing.

“I’m hopeful Tom Broadbent will be back soon, bringing him in was a big part of it. We had two young centre-halves next to (Andrew) Boyce (on Monday) and Broadbent is a bit of experience.

“Danny Hollands has had to have something done to his knee which kept opening up from a game we played against Notts County last season.

“So he’s had that sorted. And obviously Ty (Barnett) was missing too.”

Elsewhere, non-league clubs are in FA Cup first qualifying round action.

Sholing head to Alton, while Lymington Town are also on the road, taking on Barnstaple Town.

Blackfield & Langley have been handed a home draw, facing Southern League Premier outfit Wimborne Town at Gang Warily.

The winners of Saturday’s ties will earn £2,250, whilst the side knocked out will still receive £750.