GREAT Wakering Rovers resume their push for Wembley this weekend.

Rovers head to Worcester City for the the first leg of their FA Vase semi-final on Saturday.

And boss Marcus Bowers is fully aware of the size of the task facing his side against the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division leaders.

“Bad teams don’t get this far in a major cup competition and it’s going to be very, very, very tough,” said Bowers.

“We’ve done what we can to research them and they’re flying in their league.

“They’ve had 20 wins in a row I think so it will be the toughest game of our season and maybe the toughest the club have had in a long time.

“But the boys are confident and I believe in them.

“They believe in themselves too.”

Rovers head into the clash sitting 12th in the Essex Senior League standings.

And Bowers admits their league campaign has been hindered by going so far in the FA Vase.

“The boys are looking forward to it,” said Bowers.

“They’ve been looking forward to it since the last round to be honest and I think that’s had a little bit to do with our dip in our league form.

“Some of the eyes have been on this semi-final which can’t be helped.

“For me first and foremost it’s the play-offs this season but as players they’re maybe seeing Wembley as as big of an achievement and Saturday is a massive occasion.”

Wakering will go into the game in good spirits after ending a run of three successive defeats with a 3-0 win at Frenford on Tuesday night.

And Bowers felt it was an important victory for Rovers.

“Winning Tuesday was massive,” said Bowers.

“We were on a bit of a dip and maybe people had taken their focus off the league like I said.

“Winning gave us momentum going into the game but it’s cup football and anything can happen.

“Form goes out the window and over two legs anything can happen.

“We’ll give it everything we can and I fully expect the boys to give 100 per cent.

“They will leave everything out there and it’s important to get there and get something from the game.”

Rovers will host Worcester City in the second leg at Burroughs Park next weekend.

But Bowers will not be altering his approach.

“I don’t think I’ve played a game over two legs before, I’m not sure if the boys have but we’ll prepare as normal," said Bowers.

"I don’t like to change things up for any game and you treat every one as it being as big as they come.

In the other semi-final this weekend, Romford host Lincoln City.