MANAGER Ashley Vincent is urging fans to “get behind” the club as Worcester City bid to keep the Wembley dream alive when they face Atherstone Town in tonight’s FA Vase replay at the Victoria Ground (7.45pm).

The eagerly-anticipated round-of-16 rematch follows the incident-packed 1-1 draw at the Mark Webster Community Stadium on Saturday.

Allegations of racism were made by City management and a selection of Adders fans behind the away team dugout were seen to throw beer and drinks cans in the direction of Vincent and his coaching staff throughout the game.

Despite everything that went on, the City boss remains focused on the job in hand.

“It’s all about football for us,” he said.

“As a group it’s important to put aside thoughts we might have about what went on at the weekend and focus on the job in hand ­— getting this club to the quarter-final.

“What happens off the pitch happens and in cup ties it isn’t always all about the football but we are just focused on getting it right on the pitch.”

Ugly scenes continued during normal time and extra-time but Marco Adaggio’s second-half goal ensured that 10-man City came from behind to force a replay in hostile circumstances.

Vincent was proud of the fight his side showed and anticipates another tough encounter tonight.

“Ultimately, this is another game,” he added.

“Atherstone, like I said after the game, played very well and yes, we didn’t play to our potential but I’m not taking anything away from their performance.

“What we did show was great character, grit and determination even if we were lacking a little in the quality side of things.

“It will be another intriguing game and in this level of football you cannot guarantee anything.

“The main message for us is that we keep that fight that I know we have and then we add the bits of quality that will give us every chance of getting through.”

Around 400 City fans made the trip north to Atherstone at the weekend and Vincent is hoping the fans will return in their numbers once more this evening.

He added: “You wont be able to watch a high-quality game of football at this level week in week out but what I can guarantee the fans is that you will see a team working hard for the shirt.

“If we don’t have the numbers of fans behind us it makes our job much more difficult.

“So if we can get the support behind the lads and people turn up in their numbers then it makes a massive difference. Hopefully it will be a great occasion.”