WORCESTER City boss Chris Cornes admits the FA Vase acts as a 'nice distraction' from the league ahead of his side's third-round tie with Boston Town at Claines Lane on Saturday. 

City will be looking to take a step closer to a Wembley final when The Poachers make the 155-mile trip to Worcestershire, should the game beat the freezing conditions hitting the UK this weekend.

But as it stands, the game is on and City will have the chance to maintain their impressive in the Vase that has seen them win four games from the first-round of qualifying.

Priority number one is promotion and winning the Hellenic League Premier, but the Vase is always an attractive proposition, especially with a Wembley final at the end of it.

"The league is always in our minds and we would rather be getting points on the board and taking care of business there but it is a nice distraction for us all and the Vase is always an attractive competition," said Cornes. 

"There is that carrot at the end of it that you could play at Wembley but that is a million miles away at the moment and we just need to prepare right for Saturday.

"We will then pick a team that can go and do the job in front of a big crowd and put a show on and win the game and then get ourselves into the hat for the next round.

"The Vase is a competition we take seriously and we want to be in it."

Whilst the opposition, Boston, are a relative unknown, City have already beaten two sides from the same league as them in Sherwood Colliery in the FA Cup and Sleaford Town in the first-round of the Vase.

Boston currently sit 13th in the United Counties Football League Premier Division North (Step 5) and have only won four league games this season.

But Cornes insists that ultimately, City playing to their high standards is enough to beat most teams the play.

"We have a scouting network up and down the country and we have our own scout that goes to games so we always have something on most teams," he added.

"But the way we are playing, the run we are on, the majority of the time, it's about us. If we can play the way we often do and we are at 85-90% each week, we are a real force and it's hard for any side to get anything out of us.

"We have played two teams out of their league already so we are confident we know what sort of level they are at but there is an element of going in blind a little bit, but hopefully a good tie in front of a big crowd, we can get into the next round."