BROMSGROVE Sporting attempt to reach another milestone in the club's brief history this Saturday when they travel to Wisbech bidding the reach the last 16 of this season's Buildbase FA Vase competition.

Having lost out in the semi-finals to Cleethorpes last season, Bromsgrove are hell bent on going one step further this time.

Sporting won't be lacking support in East Anglia as they expect four private hire coachloads of supporters in addition to people travelling independently to Wisbech.

Manager Paul Smith believes Sporting will have well in excess of 200 supporters at Wisbech

He said: "We'll probably have more support than Wisbech themselves, which should make for a special atmosphere.

"If it's anything like the support we had at Sun Sports last season, then it will be electric.

"These are the games we live for. I can't remember anything like the atmosphere we created at Sun Sports and if we can do the same again, it will be a wonderful occasion."

Smith is under no illusions about the task ahead. Wisbech are currently on a 14 match unbeaten run and Smith has taken no chances by having them watched.

But the Bromsgrove boss remains concerned his side might prove undercooked after their showpiece New Year's Day clash with groundshare rivals Worcester City was called off owing to a waterlogged pitch.

The clubs played out a 3-3 draw on Boxing Day but Smith was keen to take on City again.

He admitted to being flabbergasted at the postponement and said: "I went down to the ground on New Year's Eve and the pitch looked in good shape.

"Then I received a text from our secretary David Stephens at 10.30 in the morning telling me the game was off. I thought it was a joke at first.

"I ended up watching Alvechurch take on Romulus, as did a good contingency of Bromsgrove supporters. But it comes to something when an Alvechurch game is on and Bromsgrove's is off."

"It's our most lucrative game of the season and I couldn't draw my breath when I realised the game was off.

"It would have put us 100 per cent ready to face Wisbech."

Smith will be without recent signings Liam Holt and Drew Canavan at Wisbech, as both are cup-tied.

He will also be missing John Pykett who is returning to Australia for pre-season training, when he has the opportunity of obtaining a full time contract.

Smith said: "This has been in pipeline for a little while now and John goes with our blessing. I'm not too concerned because I've been running with a squad of 20 at the moment, which still leaves me with 17 to pick from at Wisbech.

"It has been boosted by the return to training of Reece Hewitt who has shaken off the effects of a hip injury".