Tranmere boss Les Parry is fraught with nerves ahead of Saturday`s FA Cup first-round tie at Bournemouth.
The Cherries secured a 3-0 league victory at Prenton Park at the end of August and Parry conceded his men face a stern test.
He said: "I generally don't get nervous about games, but the two games I get nervous about are the first game of the season and the FA Cup first round, or third round when we were higher up in the division.
"It's excitement that fuel the nerves. There's always that little carrot that if you get a couple of wins you might get a decent draw.
"It would have been the bottom of our wish list, there's no getting away from that. But at the end of the day we've been drawn against Bournemouth and we've got to perform."