INJURY and suspension threaten to hamper Worcester City's FA Cup chances when they take on Unibond Division One side Belper Town tomorrow (3pm).

Paul Carty (ankle and Achilles) and Ian Cottrill (knee) will have late fitness tests while striker Mark Shepherd and defender Allan Davies are suspended.

There was some good news though after new signing Darren Bullock shook off a slight hamstring strain picked up on his debut against Tiverton Town last week.

This is the third away match on the trot for the St George's Lane club but boss John Barton is hoping his side can repeat their form from the last two rounds which saw them hit eight goals in wins at Barnstaple (5-0) and St Blazey (3-2).

"The benefits that can be obtained from progress in the FA Cup are there for all to see and tomorrow's match is a chance to make it to the First Round," he said.

"We will approach it in the same way as the other ties at Barnstaple Town and St Blazey.

"The attitude of the players in those first two matches was first class and we need to approach this in the same way although even that is no guarantee because anything can happen.

"It's a one off match and they will be optimistic they can get a result so it is important we approach it in the right way."

Barton knows the importance of the tie and remains as enthusiastic about the competition as ever despite interest apparently waning at higher levels.

"If you look at football globally there is a shift from those at the top to diminish the importance of domestic competitions.

"But if you ask anybody about it at a club like Worcester City you will see there is no diminishing in the importance of the FA Cup," he claimed.

"It is an opportunity to do something and you can put yourself on the map.

"And you can accomplish in four games what it can take you all season to do and raise the profile of the club."

City players will come under the spotlight tomorrow lunchtime and after the match as the BBC cameras follow the tie.

Football Focus cameras will be interviewing City's veteran striker Phil Stant live between 12-12.30pm and the draw for the First Round proper is being made live on Grandstand at 5.20pm.

They are also going to take a camera into the winning dressing room to get a live reaction to the draw, and interview the winning manager live on Grandstand.

Tomorrow's winners will be given number 65 when the first round draw is made. If the match is drawn the replay is at the Lane on Monday (7.45).

City (from): McDonnell, Wyatt, Heeley, Weir, Jukes, Holloway, Ellis, Cottrill, Hyde, Goodman, Carty, Burrow, Stant, Middleton, McFarlane, Bullock.

Formcast: City to pin the Nailers 3-1.