BROMSGROVE boss Brendan Kelly says Sutton Coldfield could be a dangerous prospect due to being free of promotion pressure.

Sutton, along with fellow Southern League Division One Central side Bedford Town, would be denied promotion if they were to win the play-offs.

This season sees 12 vacant spaces for clubs to be promoted to step three from seven leagues at step four. Seven spaces have already been taken up with the winners of step four leagues, leaving the five playoff winners with the best points per game record to be promoted.

Sutton are among those without a strong enough points per game record.

However, Kelly thinks the opportunity for his former club to play without pressure could prove a big weapon when they visit the Victoria Ground on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

He said: "It's a dangerous fixture and the fact they can't go up could make it even more dangerous in a strange way.

"It means they will come to us with no pressure on them at all. They can relax and enjoy the game and that can be important.

"We'll have to make sure we're fully prepared.

"There was no expectations on us at the start of the season but we've managed to put ourselves in this position.

"Our whole season will be a glorious failure if we don't complete the job. We owe it to ourselves."

Kelly hopes Sporting's fans will again turn out in force once more.

He said: "Over the summer we talked about the brand of football we wanted to play and that has clearly been a big factor. The fans like what they see and we've been able to increase the attendances again by about 300 on average.

"They have played a massive part in our season and hopefully they can give us one last push."

The Rouslers go into the play-offs on the back of last Saturday's 3-1 away loss at Berkhamsted.

On the final day defeat, Kelly added: "It been a strange end to the season due to the fact we secured second some time ago and knew we couldn't finish any higher or lower.

"To keep that intensity was difficult and Saturday did feel like a nothing game.

"We rang the changes and the surface was difficult but we still ended the game strongly, which was important for us.

"We'll just move on and make sure we refocus now and get the mentality right for the play-offs."