The FA Cup is finally upon us once again.

The oldest cup competition in the world begins another chapter of its unsurpassed history this weekend with teams from across the country hoping to etch their name in history.

First round weekend is always special, especially for non-league teams who fancy taking a league team as a truly historic scalp.

Wycombe Wanderers take on non-league side Solihull Moors away from home on Sunday, hoping to avoid a potential banana skin.

Wanderers, themselves, have plenty of pedigree in this competition, getting to the semi-finals in 2001 and running Spurs and Aston Villa very close in recent campaigns.

Now, the tables are turned, with Wycombe favourites to comfortably Solihull, who sit bottom of the National League.

However, manager Gareth Ainsworth has made his players well aware of the threat that Solihull could pose in a competition Ainsworth holds dearly to his heart.

He said: “The FA Cup is so special for me. Any manager who says otherwise is telling porkies.

“It is a competition where I have had plenty of ups and downs and we have to be wary of Solihull on Sunday. I want my players to be professional and go out there as if they are playing a League Two game or against Spurs or Villa.

“As a player, I was knocked out by Kidderminster playing for Preston in the fourth round and that defeat really hurt and those are the types of losses you remember.

“In the FA Cup, any team can beat any team if you don’t turn up and that is what we have to guard against.”

Solihull have endured a torrid time of things this season, sitting bottom of the league, and now they are on their third manager of the season with Richard Money resigning this week and being replaced in the hotseat by Gary Whild.

Ainsworth added: “They have got a good history, having merged with Moor Green and now they want to make their mark in football.

“With everything that has been going on there this season, I do sympathise with their supporters.

“They are currently in a period where they are finding out how tough the National League is but this is a different game for them and they have nothing to lose so we have to be as professional as we can.

“There will be a full house and I am hoping we can get a positive result. This for them is a like a third round tie for us when the big boys come in so if we want to get there again, we have to be ready.”

This week saw Ainsworth appear on the bench against Swindon in their Checkatrade Trophy loss.

Although naturally disappointed with losing, Ainsworth commented: “I hate losing at any level but if there is a small silver lining it is the fact we can concentrate on the league and FA Cup.

“The Checkatrade Trophy can drain your resources playing wise and losing on Tuesday will ease that pressure.

“I was tempted to come on against Swindon, but only if we were ahead and assessing how they boys were.”