EX-WORCESTER City striker Marco Adaggio insists there is no room for sentiment as he bids to shatter his former club’s Wembley dream.

The 30-year-old hitman, who scored 24 goals in 83 appearances between 2008 and 2010 for City, has established himself as one of the Midland League’s most feared marksmen over the past three-and-a-half years.

Adaggio’s 17 goals in 19 starts and four substitute appearances for tomorrow’s FA Vase second-round opponents Highgate United puts him top of the Premier Division scoring charts.

It follows on from 48 goals in 60 matches at Hinckley AFC and a 25-goal haul for his current club last term to make his the name on everyone’s lips ahead of the Victoria Ground showdown (3pm).

“It is one of the biggest games in Highgate’s history,” said Adaggio. “We have managed to pick up a few good results and go into it with a lot of confidence.

“We know Worcester away is going to be tough but that confidence will be a big factor.

“I had a lot of good times at Worcester. It was a very good chapter in my football career and I still have some good friends there, including Shabir Khan.

“My loyalties are with Highgate now, though. As bad as it may sound to the Worcester fans, it would be nice to get a couple of goals and a victory.

“I have managed to get myself relatively fit but being 30, I am no spring chicken anymore. I would like to take my tally past 20 before Christmas.

“With Worcester being such a big club, all of the pressure is probably on them and we quite like the fact we are underdogs.

“We have nothing to lose and nothing to fear. We go out to play with smiles on our faces and have started to play more football. All we can do is give it our all and try our best.”