GREAT Wakering Rovers are entering the unknown when Cheshunt visit Burroughs Park this weekend.

Former Billericay Town chief Craig Edwards is in charge of Cheshunt, who are preparing for Isthmian Premier League football after winning promotion last term.

But Wakering boss Steve Butterworth, who remains good friends with Edwards, is unsure as to who will feature for the Ambers tomorrow.

“I can see Craig bringing quite a few trialists with him, but it will be good to play against him,” said Butterworth, who was named as Wakering’s permanent player-manager in April.

“He does it differently to me because I haven’t had one trialist with us so far.

“It will be a good test for us because they are in the league above us so, even if he does bring trialists, they will be of a good standard.”

Alterations have been made to Wakering’s Burroughs Park home during the close season.

And Butterworth is looking forward to seeing the improvements for the first time.

“It will be good to get back on the Burroughs Park pitch,” added Butterworth.

“I’m interested to see the facilities because I know they have put up a new stand behind the goal.

“The pitch has been well looked after because the former groundsman has come back and he was in charge of it when the surface was fantastic.”

Wakering made the trip to the Romford-based Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls in midweek as they took on Sungate Athletic.

The Isthmian North side came from behind to seal a late victory in preparation for facing Cheshunt.

And Butterworth believes Wakering have prepared correctly.

The player-manager admitted: “We returned to training last week and then had a spin class at the gym on Saturday to help the players with their fitness.

“We also had a friendly with Sungate Athletic earlier this week, which we decided to keep quiet.

“I had 22 players for the game, so I played a different team in each half.

“We scored two goals in the last 10 minutes to win 2-1 and it was a good workout for the players.

“But the game with Cheshunt will be our first real test and we’re looking forward to it.”