CONFIDENT Andy Preece has told his Worcester City stars to seize FA Cup glory in front of a huge and expectant St George's Lane crowd tonight (7.45).

City enter the first round replay against Chippenham Town in high spirits following Saturday's thumping 6-2 Nationwide North win over Hednesford Town.

Striker Leon Kelly smashed a ferocious hat-trick, his first for the club, as Worcester took a positive step in their ascent up the league table in front of 1,278 supporters.

Almost three times the crowd is expected for the clash with Chippenham, which nets the winners a money-spinning televised home tie with League One high-flyers Huddersfield Town.

Player-manager Preece admits there will be no trouble motivating his players for such a mammoth occasion.

"There's going to be no team-talk," said Preece. "I don't think there's going to be much in the way of that. I'll just tell the lads to go out there and take it. We know it's there for us.

"Playing-wide, there's definitely been bigger games for Worcester in the past. We have got to the third round of the FA Cup before.

"But as far as finances and everything that goes with it, obviously it will be the biggest in the club's history. We cannot hide from that. What more pressure do you want?

"The lads should not worry about that though. We've done great to get this far, so we must take that little bit of pressure away from them. We just want to get through to the next round for our benefit.

"We are up against a very tough side who will want it just as much as us. If we play our best and get beaten, then fair enough. But we want to play our best and give ourselves a chance.

"I don't think Chippenham really had a weakness. Normally, teams at this level have a weakness, but they were strong throughout.

"But being at home, having the home crowd and having the impetus, we've got to make the most of that."

Preece will be desperate for a repeat of the ruthlessness that saw City tear apart the Pitmen to chalk up their first back-to-back league wins this season.

He added: "We've threatened to score goals all season. It's not happened in previous games and we've been the lowest scorers in the league.

"But the goals came and a few things went our way. Hednesford made a few mistakes which we capitalised on."

n Less than 1,000 tickets are still available for tonight's FA Cup tie with Chippenham.

There may be an opportunity to pay at the turnstile tonight, but club officials are advising supporters to purchase their ticket in advance, between 10am and 4.30pm today from the club office.