FORMER Southend United midfielder Jon Benton is excited to be lining up at Wembley for the second weekend in succession.

Benton came off the bench for Solihull Moors in the National League play-off final defeat to Bromley last Saturday.

But the Leigh on Sea based 23-year-old is now turning his attentions towards facing Gateshead in the FA Trophy final tomorrow.

“I’m very excited for the game,” said Benton.

“It’s been a competition we’ve been competing in all season and we’ve managed to get all the way to the final so it’s going to be a great day.

“Wembley is every kid’s dream and it’s something most players don’t ever get to experience so to be able to play back to back games there is something that I never thought would of happened.”

Solihull missed out on promotion after being beaten on penalties by Bromley.

But Benton is now eager to help Moors bounce back.

“The whole club is obviously very disappointed with the result but it’s football,” said Benton.

“The most important thing for us to do as a team is to park it to the side as we have a cup final to play.

“We have had a few days to reflect and make sure our heads are in the right frame of mind to make sure we treat the game the right way.”

Benton’s final will follow the FA Vase clash between Great Wakering Rovers and Romford.

And Benton – who had a loan spell with Wakering towards the start of his career – is pleased to see Rovers doing well.

“Of course I’ll be trying to look at that game,” said Benton.

“There are a lot of players for both teams that I know and it’s great to see a former team of mine in Great Wakering doing so well and into a final at Wembley.”