WORCESTER City will play their first leg of the Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup Final at Malvern Town's HDAnywhere Community Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The decision was made last week, due to the ongoing issues with the Claines Lane pitch (which was just about playable on Saturday afternoon) to take the clash with Roman Glass St George to Malvern.

City will attempt to lay down a marker in the first 90 minutes of the tie before making the trip to Roman Glass next Wednesday (March 20). But boss Chris Cornes has questioned why the game could not be a more traditional one-match affair.

"It is strange having a two-legged final. I don't get it," he said. "We tried to get the league to change it to a one-off final, Roman Glass were also happy with that. We said we would play the game at their ground as a one-off final and they were happy with that but the league said no.

"It's a strange decision given the number of games both of us have, with them also in the race for a play-off spot and where we are with all our games in all the competitions.

"It made sense and I don't understand why when both teams agreed that we couldn't make it happen but it is what it is.

"We will approach it like we do every game and we will keep plodding along."

City will be able to welcome Kirk Layton back to the side after he served out his final game of the three-match ban on Saturday following his red card against Longlevens in the league.

Cornes had seven subs on the bench for Saturday's 4-0 FA Vase quarter-final win and he will likely make changes ahead of six games in 19 days.