STOURPORT Swifts' manager Quentin Townsend believes his side won't have a better chance of reaching a dream Wembley final than this season ahead of their Buildbase FA Vase fourth-round tie with Walsall Wood tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

Townsend says he and hos coaches have now done all they can to prepare the side and now it's up to them to go and take a step closer to the home of English football.

"My message to them at training last night was to make sure you’re prepared properly and you’re fully focussed on the game," he said.

"But as coaches we have done everything we can possibly do now and as cliché as it is, it’s really up to those boys now. Don’t come back into the changing room after the game upset because you didn’t give your everything, cause that would be a huge disappointment for them and will be something they will have a long time to stew over as we lose tomorrow, that’s it for a few months.

"We wont have a better chance to get to Wembley, we are in a great position now so it’s down to them."

Swifts have had two friendly fixtures with Lye Town in recent weeks and despite disappointing performances, Townsend is hopeful they will act as a firm reminder that only their best will do.

"To be brutally honest we were pretty bad in both games compared to our usual standard," he admitted.

"The boys weren’t happy with those performances against Lye so that was a good thing for me and I think really we were just brushing off the cobwebs. "But I think it definitely acted as a bit of a kick up the back side, we cant take anything for granted and if we aren’t at our very best we won’t be going through, it's as simple as that.

"Having said that, if we play to our best we stand a very good chance of progressing to the next round."

The game was scheduled for a 3pm Saturday kick-off but due to the funeral of Prince Phillip taking place at the same time, the game was brought forward to Friday night after discussions between the two clubs.

"It was circumstances.," he said.

"We couldn’t do a later kick off on Saturday and then Darren (Byfield, Walsall manager) also looks after Northampton Under 18s so he wouldn’t be able to do an earlier kick off on Saturday, which left us with Friday night or Sunday.

"I think they have a few lads who work Sundays so Friday was the only day. But it suits me, I'd rather have a game under the lights.

"It means the lads have a day less rest but if were being honest, if they aren’t ready now then they never will be."