Promotion to League Two is still Grimsby Town's top priority - Hurst
LEAGUE Two football remains "the big prize" when Grimsby Town return to Conference action tomorrow.
Nicky Law's Alfreton are the visitors to Blundell Park as the Mariners aim to stay top of the Blue Square Bet Premier table.
But after Tuesday's 3-0 win over Luton saw them into the FA Trophy semi-finals, Town joint boss Paul Hurst has called on his side to re-focus on their number one priority.
"There's a real buzz about the players because we're still challenging on two fronts," he said.
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"Provided that's harnessed in the right way, we'll be fine. I don't think complacency will kick in because there's still a long, long way to go this season.
"There's no guarantees of getting to Wembley yet and the prize is a one-off day out there.
"League Two football is by far the biggest prize, and a long-term prize. That's what the players are genuinely aware of. They know that's a bigger prize for us."
Town's 2-0 victory at the Impact Arena in October appeared comfortable enough on paper, but Hurst insists it was a tricky test against the Reds – and will be again tomorrow.
He said: "We did beat them and it was a decent performance, but it was a good game and they certainly contributed to it.
"They're always a physically strong side, but they've added one or two players that give them a bit of flair as well.
"They'll be coming to try to upset us and it will be a very tough game."