Nantwich Town manager Phil Parkinson is confident that the Dabbers are ready to take on Bradford Park Avenue in the FA Trophy replay.

The two sides met less than a week ago in the first game in Yorkshire as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw meaning a replay is required to decide who shall meet Stourbridge FC in the next round of the competition.

Parkinson said: “We’ve had a good look at them now, they’ve had a good look at us but like I say, we had a lot missing last Wednesday at Bradford.

“So hopefully bringing those players back in when they come to us on Tuesday will make us stronger.

“But we can’t be anything below what we were that night because if we are, we’ll get beat.”

The club’s former captain knows that his side has to be on top form if they want to progress to the third round.

The winners of the game at the Weaver Stadium will be hosting Stourbridge FC on Saturday 6 February.

Parkinson said: “We have to be 100% to beat Bradford Park Avenue and anything less than that on Tuesday will be a disappointing night for us”.

“But I feel my players have set the benchmark for themselves again and if we can carry on in the kind of team spirit, comradery performances on the pitch we’ll hopefully come out the victors”.

“But we’ll just wait and see until Tuesday and see what that brings us.”

Parkinson knows how much of a tough task it will be to beat Bradford Park Avenue and progress to the third round.

He said: “We’re playing against a team a league above us who are getting a lot of money and are a very, very good team.

“So we’ve come here, done a job and now we have got to finish it off on Tuesday at our place and in front of our fans who I know will back us with their voices heard right throughout the 90 minutes.”


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