Shamrock Rovers boss Trevor Croly is refusing to take anything for granted despite hammering Glentoran in the Setanta Sports Cup on Monday night.
Rovers cruised to a 5-1 victory in the quarter-final, first leg tie at Tallaght Stadium.
It leaves the second leg – scheduled for the Oval on March 17 – looking like a virtual dead rubber.
Despite the hefty advantage, Croly is refusing to be lulled into a false sense of security.
“Absolutely not. It’s going to be a tough game up there,” he said.
“We saw last year when we went up to Linfield how tough it was. There is no doubt that there will be hairy moments, but this is only half-time.
“It really is only half-way, so it’s vital that we prepare. We’ve got a game against Shelbourne on Thursday and then we’ve got a game against Cliftonville on Saturday to help us prepare for our first league game, so that’s the focus.”
Reflecting on Monday’s win, Croly added: “I think we did well overall and it was a positive win.”