FC UNITED will be Great Harwood's biggest match of the season - and they are warming up nicely for the clash.
The Robins face the league leaders in January and are gunning for the newly-formed club after a newspaper report.
"One of our lads, Bobby Harris, brought a newspaper in and in it FC United have said they are aiming to bury us and Castleton Gabriels. Bill (Holden, the chairman) loved it and is going to put it up on the wall to remind the lads of what they said. Hopefully that is all we will need to gear the lads up for that game!" said boss John Hughes.
And if the Robins carry on their recent run of form, Harwood will hope they can be the ones to punish Karl Marginson's side instead.
They have won three of their last four games and thumped bottom club Castleton Gabriels 6-0 on Saturday to move up the NWCL Division Two table.
"The game we have lost in our last four was to UniBond Premier side Marine and we played well," continued Hughes.
"It is going well at the moment and we are playing some good stuff. It was about time John Eastham got some goals at the weekend as he needed them and Ed O'Neill and Darren Rodgers are chipping in with goals from midfield.
"And hopefully Yakub Khan will be able to replace Paul Mashiter," said Hughes, with "Mashy" the Robins prolific scorer last season before he moved onto title winners Fleetwood.
The 6-0 rout was certainly enjoyable against Castleton, who were deducted four points for a breach of league rules and have picked up just one point all season.
Striker Eastham, who is back following a knee operation last season, opened the scoring with just two minutes on the clock when he pounced after a Rodgers' effort was tipped away. O'Neill scored a superb wonder goal - his sixth of the season - beating two players on eight minutes.
It was three on 14 minutes when Eastham powered home from 18 yards while former Bury striker Khan scored number four on 47 minutes - his second in three games.
Midfielder Dennis Hill got number five on 79 minutes and captain Ryan Fisher finished it off.
"It should have been more," continued Hughes. "But most things did go for us and the lads played as a team. Dennis Hill has made a difference as he controls midfield and we are playing some decent football"
But it will be a test for them tomorrow (Sat) when they make the short trip to Padiham to face the high-fliers in the Division Two Trophy (ko 3pm)
"Every side is beatable and we have got to go with a positive attitude," said Hughes who has captain Fisher missing for the trip to the second placed side.
Harwood then travel to Chadderton, who are below them, on Monday (ko 7.45pm) in a league game. "And then we play Oldham and Leek after that so hopefully we will move up the table - and be ready for FC United!"