Head coach Darren Currie admits there is a suitable "buzz" ahead of the fourth-round FA Cup clash between the Bees of Barnet and Brentford.

But the 44-year-old knows he will have to handle his players' expectations of pulling off another memorable upset and taking the non-league side into the fifth round of the competition for the first time.

Currie was in caretaker charge when Barnet stunned Sheffield United - 84 places above them on the league ladder - in the third round, but was appointed on a permanent basis on Wednesday and is focused on claiming another Championship scalp at a sold-out Hive tomorrow.

"I'm very excited, it's been a busy but enjoyable week leading into the game," Currie told the club's website. "There's a spotlight on the players at the minute and I feel it's richly deserved after their performance at Sheffield United.

"There's a good buzz about the place, it's a sell-out and it's going to be a great occasion for everyone, but the serious side says there's work to be done as well."

Currie, whose uncle Tony played in the 1982 FA Cup final for QPR, saw his side lose 4-0 at Braintree last week and added: "I hope it's a blip. I made my feelings very clear to the boys after the game, I won't be accepting that type of performance again.

"The Sheffield United game I think was about managing our fear if you like, going into the game knowing we were up against a top team and giving them the belief they could win the game.

"On this occasion it's more like managing expectation because they are going to believe, and rightly so, because we've done it at Sheffield United we're going to do it again on Monday night."

Brentford boss Thomas Frank is looking forward to the tie, but is also wary of suffering the same fate as the Blades.

"It would be a massive disappointment if we don't go through to the next round," Frank said. "Of course we respect Barnet and also the history of the cup. If we underestimate them then the same thing will happen to us as Sheffield United."