HAYES boss Willy Wordsworth is confident of writing Worcester City out of this year's FA Trophy.

Wordsworth takes the Missioners to St George's Lane this Saturday for a first round clash, aiming to halt another City cup adventure.

The Nationwide South outfit, who enjoyed a six-year Conference stay from 1996 to 2002, boast a decent FA Trophy record over the past decade.

In each of their last 10 seasons, Hayes have reached the second round and they knocked Worcester out of the competition in 1999/2000 with a 2-0 home win.

Wordsworth was hugely impressed with City's FA Cup achievements and reckons they are a far better side than their Nationwide North place suggests.

But after scouting City during their low-key 1-1 draw against Worksop Town last weekend, the Oxford-born manager is backing his boys to reach the last 32.

"We've done our homework and the only thing that can possibly upset us is if we don't play to our plan," said Wordsworth.

"We have worked a lot on set-pieces, because I know Worcester are strong in that department. They are big and strong in the air, although they also like to get it down and play football.

"It's nice to play a side from a different division. When we were in the Conference National for six years, we had to roll our sleeves up every time we played northern sides. We knew what to expect.

"I know Worcester are not exactly a northern side, but they have two big lads up front, play 3-5-2 and like to get it to their forwards nice and quickly.

"I watched Worcester on television and they impressed me. Our chief scout also watched them against Worksop.

"Adam Webster is a good player and I like the look of Chris Smith. Des Lyttle has also lots of experience at sweeper.

"I know for a fact we will be OK. We are in confident mood. Without giving away too much, we have got a few tricks up our sleeves for Worcester."