LOOKING AHEAD: Great Wakering Rovers will be aiming to add some welcome funds to their budget with an FA Cup win tomorrow.

Wakering welcome Leyton Athletic, the new name of Wadham Lodge, to Burroughs Park for the preliminary round tie.

But the hosts will not have manager Garry Kimble in the dugout due to the boss being away. As a result, assistant manager and chairman Dave Patient will be leading Wakering from the touchline.

And Patient will be eager for his side to make it back-to-back wins following their success against Felixstowe & Walton United.

ASSISTANT MANAGER’S VIEW: “I went to see Leyton last week and they beat Barkingside 3-0, so we will show them total respect and we won’t be taking the game lightly,” said Patient.

“As we are now in the Isthmian North they will raise their game.

“It’s their first ever FA Cup tie known as Leyton Athletic, so they will be looking to win and they have a lot of ex-Isthmian League players in their team.

“There is a lot at stake with the prize money. Funds coming in from competitions like the FA Cup can help a small village club like Wakering out a lot.

“The players put in a great performance against a strong Felixstowe side and we will be hoping for more of the same.

“If we show the same sort of desire as last week then our quality should come through.”

TEAM NEWS: Captain Scott Pethers, Aaron Russell and Nathan Dewberry are on holiday.