THE anticipated local clash between Malvern Town and Worcester Raiders is going ahead, with both managers keen to get the game on despite the chaos surrounding Worcester Warriors.

The two sides meet on Wednesday evening for their FA Cup replay, with the game having appeared in doubt earlier this week with the uncertainty surrounding the future of Sixways Stadium.

Despite the concern, the game is due to go ahead as planned, with Raiders boss Karl Gormley looking forward to the game.

Looking back on the previous meeting between the two sides, he said: "We will take them back to Sixways, we will have another big crowd and we are confident we can turn them over.

"The first game felt like a bit of a defeat to be honest, given the lead we had but I am so proud of the lads for that performance.

"Where we have come from in the last couple of years, I could not be prouder. To be disappointed with a draw at a club like Malvern, show's how far we have come."

Raiders' chairman Steve Harris confirmed to the Worcester News on Monday that the game will go ahead as scheduled.

"I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Sixways who are helping us out on match day on Wednesday," said Harris.

"Under difficult circumstances, there commitment and loyalty to the club does not go unnoticed."

The game will be a cash only event and tickets will be available on the gate.

Club staff at Warriors will be working as volunteers at the game, as accounts at the rugby club are frozen.

Raiders and Malvern will battle it out to reach the first round of qualifying, where the winner will face Worksop Town away from home in the next round after the draw was made on Monday.

Town co-manager Stephen Cleal said his side was buoyed by their performance in the first tie, in which Malvern came from 3-1 down to earn a 3-3 draw.

He said: "We know we need to play better and that we can play better.

"They are currently one of the teams right up there in terms of their league form, so it will be a difficult game, but there are no easy games.

"Still being in the hat is a nice thing, we know it will be hard but we will be ready."