BOSS Les Jones is hoping the Malvern Town faithful come out in force this weekend for their FA Vase first round clash against Worksop Town.
The Hillsiders welcome the Northern Counties East League Premier Division outfit to the HDAnywhere Community Stadium on Saturday (3pm KO) and Jones is hoping for a huge crowd to cheer his side on.
Malvern booked their place in the first round proper with an enthralling 3-2 after extra-time victory over Birstall United in a second qualifying round replay at the end of September.
And with another tough game on the cards against a side who play in the level above, Jones hopes having home advantage will go a long way to securing their second round status.
He said: “It’s going to be a tremendously tough game. They are a former Northern Premier League side and they are well supported so hopefully there will be a huge crowd on Saturday.
“We want the Malvern fans to come out in force this weekend because having a big crowd behind us gives us some impetus.
“It’s a long journey for Worksop to come down here so hopefully we can make home advantage count and it would great to book our place in the next round.”
Malvern go into their FA Vase clash on the back of Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Black Country Rangers, a result which saw them slip away from West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division pacesetters Haughmond and Wolverhampton Sporting Community.
The Hillsiders had taken the lead in the 20th minute through Lewis Platt before Rangers levelled after 56 minutes.
Rangers then took the lead after 66 minutes before Malvern battled back two minutes later as Aaron Richards headed home from Dave Reynolds’ corner.
Malvern then missed a penalty to take the lead seven minutes from time before Rangers snatch the three points in the 86th minute.
Jones said: “I’m disappointed with the result especially as we was in a position to win the game with a penalty right at the death.
“The effort from the lads deserved a positive result. We played the better football but lost so it’s very frustrating.
“We cannot afford to have many more defeats if we want to be up their at the end of the season.”