Sutton United Manager Paul Doswell spoke of the financial disappointment of Tuesday’s FA Cup defeat and the ramifications it will bring.

Beaten 8-7 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Slough in the first-round replay, Doswell conceded that the FA Cup was not his club’s priority, but the exit will hit the club in the pocket.

“Financially now its cost us 50 to 60 grand going in to the rest of the season,” said Doswell.

“So, if you’re looking at bringing one or two people in it has an impact on that, then you have to look at getting one or two out.

“Our priority is the league and the FA Trophy in footballing terms, financially the fa cup is the most important.

“That’s what the FA Cup has turned into for non-league sides, a financial benefit. That’s why I’m disappointed because I know how much it would’ve helped the football club, but it wasn’t to be.”

Speaking after the match where Sutton took the lead through Harry Beautyman in the ninth minute before James Dobson sent the game to extra time and penalties late on, Doswell said he could not fault his players.

“All players gave their all. It (was) a freezing cold night, some of the football was decent, it was end to end, goal mouth stuff, but no-one really fashioned that one chance to finish it off.

“It was a cracking cup tie. Slough played well over the 120 mins, massive credit to them.

End of the day, the lottery of penalties. It happened in Ireland and it’s happened today and all the luck to Slough in the next round.

“We love the FA Cup at this club, but over the two games Slough did more than enough to get in the hat and good luck to them.”

Asked whether some decisions went against his side during the game Doswell was pragmatic in his response:

“I don’t want to start talking about ‘what ifs’, we couldn’t settle it over two games and the penalty shootout has seen Slough through and us out. That’s it.”

Slough are back in league action this weekend they as welcome Maidenhead United to Gander Green Lane on Saturday.